Betty Hise for Cancer Research, Inc.
The Betty Hise for Cancer Research, Inc is a nonprofit organization created as a program for Oregon and Idaho Ladies and Elks to promote and generate ongoing funds for the research and treatment of cancer. Funds raised are invested in the Betty Hise for Cancer Research Inc. with distributions made each year to OHSU Knight Institute for Cancer Research and Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI).
Cancer is a complex and devastating disease and finding the cause and cure is elusive. Research is the KEY to ending this dreaded disease. With your help, support and contributions, we enable Northwest researchers to move forward to this goal.
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Betty Hise for Cancer Research
Betty Hise (1916 – 1987) was the wife of Past Grand Exalted Ruler Frank Hise. Due to her diagnosis of breast cancer she endured five major surgeries during the last 15 years of her life, but sadly lost her fight in 1987. Because cancer affects so many women of all ages Pat Bybee, her friend from Idaho, wanted to establish a fund for cancer research in Betty’s honor. Pat passed away before the fund could be established and others continued the cause and the Betty Hise for Cancer Research Inc. was established. Funds raised are invested in The Betty Hise for Cancer Research Inc. with distributions made each year to OHSU Knight Institute for Cancer Research and Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) for cancer research.
As director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, I talk with cancer patients every day. I listen to their stories. I hear their worries. We can't ask patients to be patient. They need answers today.
We all must join together to make the tragedy of cancer a memory, a part of our past. And those answers are out there, waiting to be discovered. It's critical that we continue to find better ways to detect, treat and prevent cancer. Your support is essential in making the next discovery.
Your contributions enable the testing of new cancer therapies, help secure equipment needed in research laboratories, provide seed funding for promising young researchers, help develop new cancer treatments, and allow us to rapidly implement new findings for cancer patients. We all must join together to end cancer as we know it. Every gift is important to the noble work of stopping cancer.
A world free of suffering from cancer is no longer an impossible dream. With your support, our children may live to see it.
Brian Druker, M.D.
Director, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
JELD-WEN Chair for Leukemia Research
Associate Dean for Oncology, OHSU School of Medicine
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