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Grand View League Research Funding Initiative (GVL RFI) launched in 2016. This initiative has funded a cancer research scientist each year since its inception with a total of eight being funded to date. Voting for the eighth project should happen this fall.


This represents over $1,451,500. raised from friends of Grand View League. Currently, funds are being raised to fund a ninth research grant and we are $166,732 away from funding it.


The GVL RFI is unique in that 100% of donations to the Initiative go to funding local cancer research. Donors of $1,000 or more are invited to participate in selecting the research grant to be funded.

The American Cancer Society has been involved in nearly every major cancer breakthrough in the last century — from medications that help people live longer and better, to lifesaving cancer screening tests. As the world’s largest private funder of cancer research, the Society supports the best ideas of the brightest researchers, who with each discovery get us closer to a world without cancer. Since awarding its first grant 75 years ago, the Society has awarded over $5 billion to promising investigators.

Grand View League has raised over $17 million in support of the Society in its cancer research and patient services efforts. There are now 49 Nobel Laureates among the Society’s funded researchers. This year marks the 109th birthday of the American Cancer Society. This is a chance for us to reflect on our progress, but even more so to continue our efforts to finish the fight.

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