Gift will go toward brain tumor research
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW awarded $50,000 to Barrow Neurological Foundation for brain tumor research during the group’s 95th national convention in Phoenix. Dixie Hild, then national president of the group, presented the check. Hild’s aunt waged her own battle with brain cancer, and Hild was so impressed with the level of care she received at Barrow that she wanted to further Barrow’s advances in ending the disease.
Receiving the donation were Kathy Kramer, vice president of leadership gifts at Barrow Neurological Foundation, and Burt Feuerstein, MD, PhD, a Barrow neuro-oncology researcher who talked about major advances in brain tumor research.
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW raised $2.6 million in 2008-2009. Each state receives back a portion of its donations to present to cancer research facilities in that state. Members who are undergoing cancer treatment can also qualify to receive financial assistance.
In addition to waging a war on cancer, Ladies Auxiliary VFW members strive to support veterans, active-duty soldiers, and their families, as well as serving their communities in numerous ways.
Go to ladiesauxvfw.org for more information about the organization.