Fundraiser for breast cancer vaccine research
A vaccine to prevent breast cancer? Did you know that researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have created a vaccine that works against breast cancer in mice? They have and would like to introduce that vaccine into women. In order to do so, they need to raise additional funds to get FDA approval to test it.
That is why a fundraiser to increase awareness of the work and its potential is being held March 10, 1 p.m., at St. Demetrios Greek Cultural Hall in Rocky River. Lunch by Coyne Catering and a fashion show of Macy’s styles are being hosted by the local chapter of Daughters of Penelope, a philanthropy. Tickets can be purchased by calling 440-835-1913. Half of the $35 ticket price is being donated to the Clinic.
“We believe that our vaccine will someday be used to prevent breast cancer in adult women the same way vaccines prevent polio and measles in children," says Vincent Tuohy, Ph.D., head of the research team at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute. "If it works in humans the way it works in mice, this will be monumental.”
To read more about the research and how you can help, visit my.clevelandclinic.org/giving/where-to-give/tuohy_vaccine.aspx.