Mission & History

Where the money goes...

Provide critical laboratory equipment needed to study new drugs and their effects on specific tumors.

Establish fellowships for gifted scientists involved in research identifying new treatments for all types of cancer.

The Brander Cancer Research Institute focuses on the development of new drug and treatment programs for all forms of cancer. Funds provided by THIS CLOSE have been used to provide critical laboratory equipment needed to study new drugs and their effects on specific tumors. Funds are used to establish fellowships for gifted scientists involved in research identifying new treatments for all types of cancer. Perhaps the most important use of funds is for start-up of new projects. These experiments provide preliminary data with which to solicit major funding and research grants from the National Cancer Institute, The Cancer Research Foundation of America, the National Institute of Health and other organizations. In the past year alone, over a dozen scientific articles have been accepted for publications in scholarly journals and have been made possible directly or in part by funds provided by THIS CLOSE. 


Our purpose and commitment...
"...That we and our children live in a cancer free world."

It's Our 11th Anniversary & More Than Ever We're THIS CLOSE

Our National Chairman, Michael Bolton, would like to remind us that though the year has changed our THIS CLOSE dream hasn't: "That we and our children live in a cancer free world."

This year, THIS CLOSE has resolved to increases its funding for the outstanding work of The Brander Cancer Research Institute to bring us even closer to a cure.

Over the past fourteen years, we have raised over $1.2 million dollars. We are totally dedicated to this fight and realize now more than ever that we must support research to find a cure for this dreaded disease. All the proceeds go directly to fund Cancer Research at the Brander Cancer Research Institute at the New York Medical College. There is no shortage of scientists- only funds. Help research find the cure; your contribution does make a difference. 


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