To continue in its ongoing advancement of cancer research, General Motors has just made a sizable donation of $500,000 to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. This most recent donation will bring GM’s total donated amount to an incredibly supportive $7.4 million.
“To recognize their combined philanthropic contributions of nearly $7.4 million to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, we have named an entire laboratory floor at our main campus the GM Foundation Cancer Research Floor. This serves as a lasting tribute to all GM and the GM Foundation have done, and continues to do, to help advance cancer research that saves lives.”
The newest donation by GM was timed in recognition of Karmanos’ 33rd Annual Dinner, which will be held April 25. This year’s dinner will mark the fifth consecutive year GM leadership will chair the annual dinner. This year’s chair is Bob Ferguson who heads the Global Public Policy for General Motors Company and also serves as chairman of the GM Foundation.
“Improving cancer treatments and outcomes by supporting highly advanced research is very important to the GM Foundation,” said Ferguson. “Through our long-standing partnership with Karmanos Cancer Institute, we continue to support their innovative work that will help end this disease.”
Proceeds from the $500,000 donation will go to building a 24-hour care clinic to best support the needs of Karmanos patients during after-hours and over the weekend.