GM Foundation Donates $400,000 to Support Cancer Research

The Barbra Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute received a donation from the GM Foundation in support of cancer research

Online PR News – 23-February-2013 – Lawrenceville, GA – The General Motors Foundation has recently announced that they have donated $400,000 to support cancer research for the second year in a row. The large donation was given to the Barbra Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. Over the past sixteen years, the GM Foundation and General Motors have combined contributed nearly $6.4 million to cancer research.
The 31st annual Karmanos Institute Annual Dinner will be hosted by president of General Motors, North America, Mark Reuss and his wife Kim. This will be the third year in a row top executives have hosted the event that will take place this year on April 20th.
“The GM Foundation is pleased to support Karmanos’ outstanding work to help end cancer,” states president of the GM Foundation, Vivian Pickard. “Not only is Karmanos’ state-of-the-science center research and cancer care known locally and nationally, its reputation extends across the globe. We’re happy to support Karmanos’ Annual Dinner but more importantly, its continued fight to eradicate this disease.”
The Chevrolet Motor Division will sponsor the annual dinner this year. All proceeds from the event will benefit Karmanos’ new Clinical Core Laboratory. This center will help Karmanos operate its own lab services in order to enhance efficiencies and patient care. The event will be held at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center that is located in Detroit, MI.
“We are delighted to have Kim and Mark Reuss chair this year’s event, continuing the unprecedented commitment of GM and the GM Foundation,” explains president and chief executive officer of Karmanos Cancer Institute, Gerold Bepler, M.D. “We’re fortunate to have such incredible community partners. Thanks to the support of the GM family and all our generous sponsors, Karmanos continues its outstanding research and quality care our patients and their families have come to know and expect, offering better treatments and better outcomes.”
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