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TODAY news for Thursday, September 24, 2004

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Foresters continue support for cancer research at LLU, LLUMC

Foresters representatives standing by the Medical Center sign
Presenting the check for $7,046 are representatives of the Foresters including Lou Consoli (second from left), regional vice president of the Foresters� Regional Council for Southern California and Hawaii; Carol Consoli; Virginia and Bill Monroe (second and first from right), treasurer and president of the Foresters� Mount Baldy branch respectively. Receiving the check on behalf of Loma Linda University and Loma Linda University Medical Center are David Colwell, LLUMC director of advancement (left), and Albin Grohar, PhD (third from left), executive director of advancement at Loma Linda University.
For the past 24 years, the fraternal and philanthropic arms of the Foresters have supported cancer research at Loma Linda University and Loma Linda University Medical Center.

“During this considerable history, the Foresters have built a philanthropic relationship with James M. Slater, MD, head, Proton Treatment Center, and Jerry Slater, MD, chair, department of radiation medicine in the School of Medicine,” says Albin Grohar, PhD, executive director of advancement at the University.

Last month, representatives from the Foresters presented a check in the amount of $7,046 to Loma Linda University Medical Center. These funds represented the proceeds from the latest golf tournament and other fund raising efforts the Foresters have implemented during 2004 for the benefit of pediatric cancer research.

To date, the Foresters’ philanthropic efforts have resulted in more than $850,000 in contributions toward cancer research and other programs at Loma Linda.

“The Foresters continue their impressive philanthropic commitment in combating cancer, “Dr. Grohar notes. “Their support in this global effort is unusual in the history of voluntary support toward our institution. We are grateful to the Foresters for their unrelenting efforts.”

TODAY news for Thursday, September 24, 2004