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         Edelman - Gardner CRF  2021,

 A year in Review

Happy New Year to all our Friends and Family of the Sally Edelman – Harry Gardner Cancer Research Foundation.​

As we forge ahead into 2022, I think it’s important to glance, and I do mean a glance into the rear-view mirror to see where we came from in 2021. It wasn’t my favorite year either, but we continued to make a difference in Cancer Research.

Our Fundraising season was a bit brighter, thanks to you and our event organizers. We not only had our 41st annual Golf Tournament, but we created a Foundation Cookbook, Garage Sale, Jetski Poker Run, Handcrafted Hope, and March Madness. We also had so many of our friends and family donate to the foundation through memorials. I know we say this often but the support you give is making a difference. The foundation is held in very high regard at the Wilmot Cancer Institute and the University of Rochester as well.

During this pandemic, most fundraising slowed down or stopped. We were able to continue with our $50,000 annual donation. Next year we will have completed our 4th 5-year $250,000 commitment to Wilmot Cancer Institute. That’s $1,000,000 in just ½ of the years the Foundation has been in existence.

So, what is new????? Wilmot has submitted their application for the National Cancer Institute designation. When approved, it opens many funding opportunities for Research.

I was invited to be a sitting member of the Wilmot Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee. It is a panel of Doctors/Researchers, and Wilmot Staff that review Clinical trial proposals and approves before going to the Internal Review Board. Although, I am a non-voting member, it allows me access to understand the Clinical Trial process, the scrutiny they are under to approve a trial, and its progress, if selected. I will also be working on setting up a process that will enable Donors, such as yourself, to have more communication on our research projects and respective outcomes.

We have lost so many. At times, it doesn’t feel right to say we have made such a difference when so many of you have lost loved ones or are fighting the fight yourselves. Please remember, we aren’t stopping! We will continue to support research and fight for you, for me, and for those that are now our angels.

We wish you all a safe, happy, and healthy 2022.

Karen, Sue, John, Cheryl, Margaret, Courtney, and Billy

"It starts with one"

Thank you to all of you that have taken this journey with 

Because of you people have hope

Because of you people are living longer

Because of you we will keep fighting in honor of those that have passed and for those still fighting today.

                    Thank you!!!