The Jacquie Hirsch Leukemia Research Project
It was Jacquie’s greatest wish that the world would someday be cancer free. We know firsthand the effects that these life threatening diseases have on patients as well as families, friends, and loved ones. Everyone at The Jacquie Hirsch For A.L.L. Foundation is COMMITTED to working towards making her dream a reality.
We have teamed up with members of the scientific community and started a very special project. Jacquie’s former oncologist Dr. Eunice Wang along with Dr. Norma Nowak (founder of Empire Genomics and pioneer of the Human Genome Project) are researching specific samples in an effort ultimately to find out why patients relapse after bone marrow transplants and why A.L.L. is so difficult to treat and cure.
The Jacquie Hirsch Leukemia Research Fund was established at Roswell Park Cancer Institute with an initial contribution of $10,000 on January 13, 2009.
Since that time, donations from our Tinker Ball, Cruise Against Cancer, Dancers Give Back, and Ride for Roswell events along with private monetary contributions has allowed that fund to grow to over $350,000! The sole purpose is to subsidize this groundbreaking new research and conduct multi-dimensional genomic profiling of acute leukemia’s that are characterized by MLL gene rearrangements, the type of cancer Jacquie developed.
Our hope is to continue saving other patients from the pain, suffering, and loss we experienced with Jacquie by finding answers to the questions that no family should ever have to ask. We look forward to keeping you informed about how this research is helping A.L.L. patients with their diagnosis, treatments, and eventual cures. To read updates on the research project that you have helped make possible, please click here.
To see all of our check presentations to the research project please visit our photo gallery.