The H Foundation - Committed to a Cure for Cancer
YES...The H Foundation was created as all great ideas are over a cocktail called the Goombay Smash. It started out as a few friends with entrepreneurial spirit that decided we could make a difference in the
fight against cancer. So, every Summer we host our largest fundraising event called the Goombay Bash under the disguise of a casual Caribbean-style party.
In just twelve years The H Foundation has raised over $4.5 Million donating nearly every dollar raised to the Robert H. Lurie
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. These funds are used as seed money for basic science cancer research projects which then compete for additional government or private funding. As a result, our donations have literally turned into over $35 Million of research dollars towards finding a cure.
Partnership with Northwestern
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
is committed to being a national leader in the battle to overcome
cancer. It is one of two NCI (National Cancer Institutes) designated
comprehensive cancer centers in Illinois and one of only 41 in the
“The H Foundation is a model for community commitment to the cause of cancer prevention and elimination.” – Dr. Steve Rosen, Director, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Planting the Seeds
monies raised by The H Foundation go directly to Basic Science Cancer
Research. This allows scientists to pursue novel ideas to detect cancer
earlier and with greater precision. These ideas are then built into a
portfolio of research knowledge to compete for grants from other
foundations. This "seed money" for basic research leads to millions of
dollars from additional private funding allowing the center to continue
the fight to cure cancer.
In twelve years, we have raised over $4.5 Million, including over $500,000 in 2012 alone, to help find a cure for cancer.
One of the most exciting
successes of the Cancer Center’s basic science research is in the area
of emerging science of Oncofertillity. Last fall, the Feinberg School
was awarded a $21 million grant from the National Institute of Health to
study fertility threats posed to women by cancer treatment. This new
research will create an interdisciplinary team of biomedical and social
scientists, oncologists, pediatricians, social works and medical
ethicists to help women preserve their fertility while being treated for
The H foundation is an independent 501(c)(3)Non-profit organization.
100% of our funding comes from donations by individuals, families,communities, and
businesses and…from you.