Research & Impact
The purpose of the ThinkCure! grant program is to advance cures for cancers by providing funding for research that is directed to cancer in children and adults.
ThinkCure! is part of the Los Angeles community. We live and work here and want to make life better here, by ending a disease that touches the lives of everyone.
Cancer, researchers say, is at its “man on the moon” moment. Even if we don’t quite know exactly how we’ll reach victory, we can see victory within reach. Forty years ago, only 3 million Americans were cancer survivors -- today, it’s more than 12 million! Thirty years ago, about half of the children with cancer were cured; today, the cure rate is 90 percent!
So here’s how we decided to try to make a difference: We raise the money, and then we turn it over to the researchers to work collaboratively to find important discoveries and cures. The researchers are based at City of Hope in Duarte and Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles, and they’ll be all over the region as ThinkCure! grants grow and expand. That means Los Angeles-area cancer researchers will be setting an example for medical advancement through true teamwork.
Who benefits? Every one of us. Just read some of the stories from survivors to see how your donations make a difference in people’s lives.