Grant Recipients

Each year the Foundation selects deserving candidates, individuals battling cancer or the family members supporting that fight, and promising young students with bright futures. to be recipients grants or scholarships from the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation to help ease their financial burden.

2017 Second Quarter Grant Recipient: 15-40 Connection

15-40 Connection In June, the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation made its annual grant to the 15-40 Connection to fulfill our awareness mission. The 15-40 Connection is driving a new cancer conversation to improve cancer survival rates in 15 to 40-year oldís that historically have lagged behind all other age groups. Delayed diagnosis is a major contribution to this shocking statistic. Early detection starts with you, as no one knows your health like you do. Knowing what and how you feel when you are at your best will help to recognize small changes that could be a sign of a larger health problem. If you notice subtle health changes that last more than two weeks, alert your doctor. This is your path to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment.

For more information about 15-40 Connection, please visit their website 15-40.org.

2017 First Quarter Grant Recipient: Jupiter Medical Center Foundation

In March, the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation made its first grant to the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation in Jupiter, FL. After meeting with Tara Holcomb, Director of Major Gifts, we felt that the comprehensive support services for cancer patients and their families best suited our mission. Their oncology support services are designed to help patients throughout their treatment and into survivorship.

Jupiter Medical Center Foundation

For more information about the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, visit their website jmcfoundation.org.

2016 Fourth Quarter Grant Recipient: Pancreatic Cancer Alliance UMMF

Pancreatic Cancer Alliance In December of 2016 the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation made its annual grant to the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance. This grant fulfills our research mission to join the fight against pancreatic cancer. In 2016, pancreatic cancer moved from 4th to 3rd cancer related deaths in the United States. The Alliance funds the clinical trials program at UMass and supports research through the international pancreatic cancer research team.

For more information on the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance please visit their website.

2016 Third Quarter Grant Recipient: Saint Johnís High School

In August of 2016, the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation made its annual grant to Saint Johnís High School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. The Foundation grants two partial restricted aid scholarships to Saint Johnís students who are graduates of the Nativity School of Worcester. The deserving students of modest means are afforded the blessing of a Saint Johnís education. This year we presented the grant check to the new Headmaster at Saint Johnís, Alex Zequeira, establishing a new beginning for PCCF and Saint Johnís.

For more information about Saint Johnís and the Nativity School of Worcester, please visit their websites.

2016 Second Quarter Grant Recipient: 15-40 Connection

15-40 Connection In June of 2016, the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation made its annual grant to the 15-40 Connection to fulfill our awareness mission. Since 1975 cancer survival rates for young people between the ages of 15 to 40 have not improved significantly in large part due to delayed diagnosis. The statistics are staggering Ė one out of 2 men and one out of 3 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime. Early detection is the best medicine for cancer. 15-40 Connectionís mission is to change this by empowering all in this age group with the lifesaving advantage of early detection.

For more information about 15-40 Connection, please visit their website 15-40.org.

2016 First Quarter Grant Recipient: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

In Memory of Sarah J. Sadowski: In January of 2016, the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation made its first quarter grant to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Sarah J. Sadowski. The grant will be directed to the OPFA patient assistance fund that emphasizes total patient care reflected in its comprehensive services.

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was close to Sarahís heart. Throughout her battle with cancer at Dana Farber, the doctors, nurses and staff played a huge role in supporting Sarah with truly exceptional care.

For more information about Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and their excellence in cancer care, visit their website.

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Recent News:

06/02/17 - In June of 2017, the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation made its second quarter grant to the 15-40 Connection.
Q2-2017: 15-40 Connection
03/15/17 - In March of 2017, the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation made its first quarter grant to the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation.
Q1-2017: Jupiter Med Center
12/01/16 - In December 2016, the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation made a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance UMMF.
Q4-2016: PCA - UMass Med
11/02/16 - As 2016 comes to a close, we hope you will continue to support the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation with a tax deductible donation.
2016 Appeal Letter PDF
08/01/16 - In August of 2016, the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation made its annual grant to Saint Johnís High School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Q3-2016: Saint John's

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