American Association for Cancer Research Receives Donation From Get Your Rear in Gear – Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) received a $10,000 donation from Get Your Rear in Gear – Philadelphia, Feb. 28, in support of the AACR’s Scholar-in-Training Awards in colorectal cancer.
Mitch Stoller, executive director of the AACR Foundation (pictured center), and Jessica Cestone, director of foundation relations (pictured right), received the check from Maria Grasso, executive director of Get Your Rear in Gear – Philadelphia (pictured left).
The AACR Annual Meeting Scholar-in-Training Award program has provided more than 4,700 grants to young investigators since its inception in 1986. The program has received support from more than 40 cancer research foundations, corporations, individuals, and other organizations dedicated to the fight against cancer. Recipients will receive their grant at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, to be held in San Diego, Calif., April 5-9.
The AACR is a sponsor of the sixth annual Get Your Rear in Gear – Philadelphia 4 Mile Run, 2 Mile Walk, and Kids’ Fun Run to support colorectal cancer awareness and research, which will be held March 23. Through its partnership with the Colon Cancer Coalition, Get Your Rear in Gear has raised close to $1 million to help the fight against colorectal cancer. All of the proceeds raised from this event support colorectal cancer research in Philadelphia.