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Beneficiaries Overview

GAC and the Dinners for Cancer Research have two primary goals – both of critical importance:
  • First, our goal is to raise as much money as possible in our all-volunteer effort for cancer research.  And we want our supporters and contributors know that virtually all funds are going to support our cause, which is curing cancer.
  • Our second goal is to make sure these funds go to the right beneficiaries and projects where they can have an immediate effect on research leading to saving lives.
We believe our grants to beneficiaries since 1997 of approximately $23 million (including matching funds and after all expenses) has led to over $100 million in governmental grants to projects where GAC has been a participant, and often a catalyst.  GAC seed grants help researchers provide basic research, which often then leads to larger governmental grants, clinical trials and, hopefully, FDA approval for new treatments to be available to the general public.  It is not just funds raise but lives saved!

GAC-funded research institutions and research projects
  • M.D. Anderson
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Stehlin Foundation
  • Methodist Hospital
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Cancer research organizations with planned support from Dinners for Cancer Research

New York, NY:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Columbia Hospital - Hope & Heroes Childrens Fund

Atlanta, GA:
Winship Cancer Institue of Emory University
Ovarian Cancer Institute

Greensboro, NC:
Wake Forest/Baptist Hospital
Duke Medical Center
University of North Carolina

Boston, MA:
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Cancer research organizations supported by GAC-Affiliated Events
  • The Prostate Cancer Research Foundation
Applying for a GAC grant
  • Application forms part 1 and part 2 (xls files)
  • Budget cost estimate
  • Grant award criteria

 In general, projects selected to be funded by GAC are those which offer the most promise to speed a cure for cancer.