We "Honored The Lorax":
We had an outstanding response to our Honoring The Lorax inaugural
event in 2013 and all subsequent events. In addition to the large number of people that attended the dinners, many others made generous contributions. From these events we
raised approximately $150,000 for the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) - and its Nicholas
Family Foundation Translational Research Unit - at the Medical College
of Wisconsin Cancer Center, an amount far beyond what we originally
The Use of the Funds: Details on the CTO's use of the funds donated by The Triumph Fund and its donors is set forth in the Musings tab on our blog, Triumph Funding. Please see http://thetriumphfund.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/productive-and-efficient-the-ctos-use-of-the-triumph-funds-donations/
The Triumph Fund is proud that, among other uses of the funds, they have been used to convert a copy room in the Clinical Trials Office to an education center for meeting with outside Sponsors of planned and ongoing clinical trials and for training of CTO staff. Recognizing the role of The Triumph Fund, this education center is referred to as The Lorax Classroom and is decorated in a Lorax theme. http://www.mcw.edu/cancercenter/centernews/DirectorsUpdate/Directors-Update-February-2014/Triumph-Fund-Update-Lorax-Room-Feb.-2014.htm.
This room is a testament to the desire of The Triumph Fund's community - it's donors and supporters - to help others and to play a meaningful role in the battle against cancer.
The funds raised from our second event helped make it possible for Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin to host the first ever Clinical Research Symposium on October 4th 2014. More than sixty clinical research professionals from all over Southeastern Wisconsin were on hand for this interactive event which supported the development and advancement of clinical research staff. A second symposium, with even greater response, was held in October 2015.
In 2016 The Triumph Fund is supporting a clinical trials seed grant project. Seed grants provide important initial funding for new research projects. This funding supports a cancer clinical research project that is both innovative and translational.
We thank you.
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
-- Mark Twain