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Associate Professor Mikala Egeblad received a $5,000 donation from the Three Strohm Sisters Family Foundation to support her cancer research. Ed Strohm, Vice President of the Foundation visited Egeblad’s lab with Board Member Chris Replak to present the check. The donation was made in honor of Chris’ mother Maria who recently passed away after battling cancer. This is the Foundation’s second donation to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Three Strohm Sisters Foundation and Stony Brook Doctor Take a Personal Approach to a Global Challenge
With the number of diagnoses around the world expected to surpass 20 million by 2030, cancer is a truly global health challenge.
Three Strohm Sisters Family Foundation Vice President Ed Strohm and Stony Brook Medicine Associate Professor of Pediatrics Laura Hogan, the recipient of research funding from the Three Strohm Sisters Family Foundation. But for many of those leading the fight against the disease — as activists, fundraisers, doctors and researchers — the cause is extremely personal.
On December 18, 2017, Ed Strohm of the Three Strohm Sisters Family Foundation presented CSHL Associate Professor Mikala Egeblad with a check for $5,000 to support her ongoing lung cancer research. This is the first donation Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has received from the Long Island-based foundation, which is dedicated to the eradication of cancer.
Cancer knows no border, so it is only natural that people from different countries would join forces to raise funds to support cancer research in an effort to eradicate this disease. One such international effort has been made by the Strohm family, from New York State.
Three Strohm Sisters receive the Humanitarianism Award presented by Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray.
BEFORE matter-of-factly signing off with the words she says far too often “I’ve got another wake to go to” Kathleen Sarna, the chief keeper of the flame for the Three Strohm Sisters Family Foundation, settled into a complicated excavation of her family tree. That cancer, not nourishing sap, courses willy-nilly through the branches of that tree is the disturbing raison d’être behind the foundation, which this month received the Town of Hempstead’s Pathfinder Award in the humanitarian category.