BizTimes Milwaukee: MACC Fund pledges $25 million to Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital

BizTimes Milwaukee: MACC Fund pledges $25 million to Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital

The Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund announced today it will give $25 million, its largest-ever pledge, to advance medical discoveries at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin related to pediatric cancer and blood disorders.

The investment is aimed at accelerating the development of therapies through the research process, from concept to trial to outcomes assessment; growing high-impact discovery science where early findings can lead to promising research opportunities to advance therapies; and creating new methods of health care delivery that optimize the length and quality of life for pediatric patients.

“Together, the MACC Fund, Medical College of Wisconsin, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, have journeyed for more than four decades to advance hope and lifesaving solutions for kids and their families,” said Becky Pinter, president and chief executive officer of the MACC Fund. “The MACC Fund feels compelled to take the lead in making a bold commitment to build on the progress we have made, accelerate options for treatment and find a cure for pediatric cancer and blood disorders. As partners, we are proud to lead the way into the next frontier of pediatric cancer research and transform lives.”

Read the full article here.