Right now, there are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
“Imagine a World Without Cancer”
That's what the t.r.e.v.a. Project is helping to make possible!
Prior to losing her battle with breast cancer in 2008, Treva Hoffman, Founder of The Treva Hoffman Foundation for Breast Cancer Research and Patient Assistance had a vision of a cooperative tumor bank in order to aid and advance cancer research. Now, through a partnership with Legacy Health, under the guidance and shared vision of Dr. Katherine Morris, surgical oncologist and founder of the Legacy Tumor Bank, Treva's vision is becoming a reality.
Currently, Oregon has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the U.S. In 2002, the National Dialogue on Cancer identified “limited access to appropriately collected, consented, and annotated tissue” as the critical barrier to developing new cancer therapies. The Tumor Repository – Everyone’s Valuable Asset (t.r.e.v.a.) Project: An Oregon Cancer Research Initiative at Legacy Health was designed to allow Oregon cancer patients the opportunity to donate tissue from cancer surgery to further research towards FINDING A CURE.
Dependent on the generosity of our communities and its members in order to fund this groundbreaking initiative in cancer research, we hope you will join us in our efforts by making the “PINKIE PROMISE”.
By donating $1.00 monthly ($12.00 annually) you too can help provide researchers with the valuable resources they need to do vital cancer research.
Make your “PINKIE PROMISE” today!