The General Motors Foundation is donating $400,000 to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute to support cancer research. Over the past 17 years General Motors and the GM Foundation have donated $7.3 million to KCI.
“Our donation to Karmanos Cancer Institute is part of the GM Foundation’s larger commitment to support the research and prevention of the major illnesses of heart disease, cancer and diabetes,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard. Additionally, Cadillac will be the sponsor host of the 32nd Annual Dinner on April 26, 2014.
GM President Dan Ammann and his wife Pernilla will be the chairpersons of the dinner. This marks the third consecutive year that a member of General Motors leadership has organized the dinner.
Proceeds from the dinner will go to renovations for the institute where patients receive chemotherapy treatments. The renovations will create a more comforting and soothing environment for those fighting the disease. Last week, General Motors announced that it will donate up to $1 million to the American Cancer Society for social media users to spread awareness by changing their profile photos to purple.