2017 A Year In Review

Dear Friends,

CANCER IS PERSONAL. It’s intimate, it’s heartbreaking, and cancer does not discriminate, affecting 1 in 3 people in their lifetime. The H Foundation and our supporters are united around a common goal: to find a cure.

What started 17 years ago as group of friends who wanted to make a difference in the fight against cancer, has turned one event into a movement – the Goombay Bash. Goombay is much more than Hawaiian shirts, flip flops, and rum-inspired cocktails. It is a state of mind and it is a “can-do” spirit that lives in all of us.

2017 has been a record-breaking year for the H Foundation because of our supporters living that Goombay spirit. We highlighted a few of our successes in A Year In Review Letter. Each year that goes by is bitter-sweet, as more and more of our supporters and loved ones are affected by this terrible disease. As we remember those survivors and the loved ones we have lost, our hope for a future without cancer is what inspires us to work even harder to raise funds to support basic science cancer research.

This holiday season, please consider making a generous, tax-deductible donation to The H Foundation and help us continue to fund pioneering research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Visit HFoundation.org and click “Donate Now” or fill out the card inside of this mailer to help make a difference today.

The money we raise does not buy conference room furniture. It buys test tubes and microscopes. It funds the discoveries that earn multi-million-dollar grants. Money from The H Foundation goes directly to the doctors, scientists and students who have dedicated their lives to finding a cure for cancer.

Beginning on #GivingTuesday, November 28th, and running through the end of the year, The H Foundation will be sharing highlights of 2017 via social media and email. Don’t miss out on these great stories! Sign up for emails on our website and follow us on social media.

Goombay is a celebration of those we have lost, those who are fighting, and those who have triumphed over this terrible disease. Goombay is cutting-edge research advancements. Goombay is the feeling of holding a loved one’s hand while hearing those words, “You have cancer.” Goombay is choosing to fight for more time with those you love. CANCER IS PERSONAL, and we at The H Foundation have made it our very personal mission to find a cure.

Is cancer personal to you? If so, please support The H Foundation this holiday season and help us make a difference in the fight against cancer. JOIN US.


John Rot Cortney Frahm
President Executive Director

Posted May 2, 2018 at 12:43 PM

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