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At DMRF, we know that there are many reasons to give to health research. Whether it's supporting the student who wants to find a cure for cancer or purchasing equipment that can help a young trauma patient recover from a devastating car accident, health research improves and saves lives. On Giving Tuesday, and every day, we thank our donors for their generous support.
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“Curtis certainly beat the odds… according to our 20 years of data, chances of surviving cardiac arrest from a severe trauma are less than one per cent if a person is not already in the hospital at the time.”
“I am extremely grateful that I have been able to work on lung cancer research and am thrilled that I will be able to continue thanks to this Studentship. I am very thankful that DMRF and CIBC selected my project, as it will allow me the opportunity to complete impactful research that will hopefully contribute to helping others.
– SARAH SCHWARTZ, DMRF CIBC Graduate Studentship in Cancer Immunotherapies, 2019. READ MORE...
“Glass is one of the most underrated materials on the planet when it comes to applications in medicine and dentistry. We’ve found that we can make glass materials that can do things like destroy tumours, bond with bone to repair fractures, and target the source of sensitivity in your teeth. With this material available to us scientists, it is our duty to develop new breakthrough technologies that harness the power of glass materials.”
- DR. DANIEL BOYD, Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Oral Sciences and School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University READ MORE...
“My mother was diagnosed with cancer 19 years ago, so when I learned about Dalhousie’s leadership in the oncolytic field and the discovery that viruses can be used to kill cancer, I knew I had to be involved in this research. Having this studentship means a lot, as it has made my research and this journey possible for me.”
- YOURA KIM, DMRF CIBC Graduate Studentship in Cancer Immunotherapies, 2019 WATCH VIDEO
Having lost her own sister to a heart attack almost two years ago, DMRF Molly Appeal donor, Ruth Peppard, is particularly passionate about heart research in women. She hopes her contributions may one day help influence life-saving discoveries in this area, in her sister’s honour.Having lost her own sister to a heart attack almost two years ago, Ruth is particularly passionate about heart research in women. She hopes her contributions may one day help influence life-saving discoveries in this area, in her sister’s honour. READ MORE...
“I feel very blessed that this treatment was available. If I had been diagnosed even five years earlier, I would not be alive right now.”
“If I’d had the injections sooner, I may not have needed the lymph node removal or the radiation. The immunotherapy is working so well, Dr. Giacomantonio is amazed by how well my system responds to it.”
“It was at a time when our kids had headed off to start their own lives and we had some extra money to spare. I noticed information about the Molly Appeal in the mail and thought to myself, ‘this woman has a point, ordinary folks can get together and make a significant difference’. Plus, it was supporting local medical research that’s helping society in the long-term. That’s important.”
- PETER DRAGE, Longtime DMRF Supporter WATCH VIDEO