The words of The Lorax, as penned by Dr. Seuss, continue to inspire The Triumph Fund: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot; Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
The Triumph Fund has chosen the evening of Sunday, August 17, 2014, to hold its annual fundraising event, which this year we have named Honoring The Lorax II. We will gather at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee to enjoy food and drink, meet new friends, and learn how clinical trials offer hope to cancer patients and may stimulate economic development in the greater Milwaukee area. This evening is not just an encore to our 2013 event, Honoring The Lorax. We also will learn of the progress being made by the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center to be designated a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center, of which there are only 68 in the country. We will see that an increase in the number and type of clinical trials a cancer center conducts is a factor considered by the NCI in deciding which cancer centers merit this prestigious designation — a designation which will offer a significant economic benefit to this community and bring additional scientific talent to the area.
Because The Triumph Fund’s goal is to raise funds to assist MCW’s Clinical Trials Office (“CTO”), during this evening we will attempt to raise money for this very worthy cause. The almost $30,000 we donated last year to the CTO has been put to good use in, among other things, educating the CTO staff. We soon will submit a post on this blog that describes the use of those funds to date and the anticipated use of funds raised this year. For a preview, please visit our website, http://www.thetriumphfund.org, and click on the “A Recap of 2013” tab.
Details about Honoring The Lorax II will follow on our website. If you have any interest in this cause and did not recently receive an email with a Save The Date notice, please send us a message (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will send a copy of the notice to you and make sure you get future emails regarding this event. Please share this information with others who you believe may have an interest in joining us for an enjoyable evening and in supporting a life-saving cause.