The Promise of Research

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Microscope e-Newsletter of the Leukemia Research Foundation.

Dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases.


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The Promise of Research

We are truly grateful to the Gulf Coast Community Foundation for recognizing the Leukemia Research as a leader in blood cancer research. Though their funding area is generally focused in the Florida area, our 4-star rating on Charity Navigator attracted their attention and support. Based on metrics focused on accountability, transparency, governance and ethical practice, the 4-Star rating is only awarded to the most fiscally-responsible organizations. The Leukemia Research Foundation has achieved a 4-Star rating for 11 consecutive years in the accountability and transparency portion of the evaluation process. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that the Leukemia Research Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in the blood cancer space.

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is a public charity that was created in 1995 through the sale of the Venice Hospital. Since then, they have become the philanthropic home of more than 1000 families who have established charitable funds there, and they have invested over $320 million in grants in the areas of health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture, and the environment.

Since 1946 the Leukemia Research Foundation has been funding critical research to ultimately find cures for all blood cancers. That research yields the medications, treatment therapies and options that patients count on today. It is people and organizations like the Gulf Coast Community Foundation that make this possible, and we are grateful for their recognition and support.

Contact Cindy Kane, Senior Director of Development, at or call 847.424.0600 to learn more about supporting blood cancer research.

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