PEARL RIVER, NY – APRIL, 2016) – Hunter Douglas, the leading manufacturer of custom window fashions in North America, has established the Hunter Douglas Fellowship in Breast Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In underwriting the graduate fellowship with a donation of $250,000, Hunter Douglas builds on a strong legacy of corporate and social responsibility.
“It’s rare in today’s world to find anyone who doesn’t know someone – a family member, friend, co-worker, or business acquaintance – whose life hasn’t been affected by breast cancer,” said Ron Kass, President & CEO of Hunter Douglas, Inc. “We are supporting this graduate fellowship to assist in the development of leading edge, less invasive treatment protocols and to help breast cancer patients return to normal everyday life more quickly. Memorial Sloan Kettering is one of the world’s preeminent centers for cancer care and research, and we are excited that their work holds such promise for controlling and, ultimately, curing the disease.”
José Baselga, MD, PhD, Physician-in-Chief at Memorial Sloan Kettering, said “We are most grateful to Hunter Douglas for its generosity in establishing this fellowship focused on breast cancer, which will help us recruit and retain the most outstanding young physician-scientists in a vital area of cancer research. This kind of corporate commitment makes a meaningful difference in the pace and progress of our work, benefitting patients here at MSK and far beyond the Center’s walls.”