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Dec 13 2013

$1 Million Challenge Grant Awarded to Caring for Carcinoid Foundation

The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (CFCF) in the United States has received an extraordinary $1 million challenge grant from the Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation. This challenge is designed to accelerate and expand a promising and exciting research portfolio, with the goal of new treatments and an eventual cure for carcinoid and other neuroendocrine tumors (NET).

$1 Million Challenge Grant Awarded to Caring for Carcinoid Foundation

CFCF Research Director, Lauren Erb; Elizabeth Goldhirsh-Yellin; CFCF DIrector, Ron Hollander

Elizabeth Goldhirsh-Yellin is a young wife and mother, recently diagnosed with a carcinoid tumor. She is committed to extending her philanthropy and her attention to neuroendocrine cancer research.

The Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation has issued a challenge to friends and supporters of CFCF: each new or increased gift will be matched dollar for dollar, and every gift increased by 50% or more will be matched two to one – doubling and tripling the impact of support. CFCF describes this as “an incredible opportunity to do everything we can to test out possible breakthrough therapies as we continue our aggressive quest for cures.”