PA Governor to De-Fund CURE Program Research
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Dear Friend and Supporter of The Lankenau Institute for Medical
PLEASE HELP RESTORE CURE
In his budget for fiscal year 2013, Governor Tom Corbett proposes to
de-fund the CURE program created by Act 77, the Tobacco Settlement Fund
legislation, in 2001.
Hospitals and research institutes across the state stand to lose a
combined $60 million in annual cancer and health research funding; LIMR
itself has about $137,000 a year at stake. CURE funds have supported a
variety of research projects at LIMR over the years, from developing a
targeted way to treat triple-negative breast cancer to discovering new
drugs to fight colon cancer. The proposed de-funding will have a
significant impact on LIMR and on the future health and well-being of
We need your help, please.
Take a moment to visit the Pennsylvania
Cancer Alliance website
. Scroll down to the middle of the homepage
and download a sample
to your representative to show your support for the continued
funding of CURE. Just below that is a link where you may find your legislator's
. Your voice counts and legislators do pay
attention. And please help us spread the word by sharing these links
through your networks.
Thank you in advance for your support.
With many thanks,
George C. Prendergast, PhD
President/CEO, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research