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.
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.
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