The Robert E. Reed Gastrointestinal Oncology Research Foundation (The Reed Foundation) was formed in 2002 while Robert Reed was battling pancreatic cancer. Mr. Reed felt strongly that creating a focus on GI cancer research and patient care would accelerate discovery of a cure.
Since its inception, the Foundation has significantly raised awareness and understanding about all gastrointestinal cancers. The first fundraising event, “Finish the Fight” Iron Bowl Party, was held in November of 2004. This event serve the purpose of raising financial support to fund research and patient care at The University of Alabama at Birmingham under the direction of Dr. Martin J. Heslin and his team of research physicians.
We invite you to become involved with the Reed Foundation and help us "Finish the Fight". Hundreds of people have joined our cause by helping us raise money, volunteer and support our fundraising efforts. (Please check out, HOW YOU CAN HELP). We personally invite you to become involved.
We encourage you to explore our web site and learn more about the Reed Foundation and the great strides being made by our GI physicians and researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. The foundation site includes information about funded grants, a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary clinic, clinical trials, and world-class scientific research and cancer care. The Reed Foundation is a non-profit organization under IRS tax code 501 (c)(3). As such, the Reed Foundation does not pay Facilities and Administrative (F&A) fees with regard to grants awarded.
With the help of Dr. Martin Heslin, Robert fought a good fight and " Marty " gave him another two years with us. My husband knew about our plans to establish the foundation and he, in fact, made the first contribution. Our goal initially was to raise one million dollars for Marty's research lab. The foundation has exceeded that goal and is contributing to not only research, but to the interdisciplinary effort. Our city and state is so fortunate to have this level of expertise right here."
The mission of the Robert E. Reed GI Oncology Research Foundation is to create a World Class Center for Patient Care and GI Cancer Research at UAB. This will bring improved resources for patients and caregivers.
To fund our mission, the Foundation has an annual Corporate Campaign, an Individual Campaign, and a signature event, the annual "Finish the fight" Iron Bowl Kickoff Party, held each year on the Thursday before Thanksgiving.
|Martin J. Heslin, MD||Marshall M. Urist, M.D.||Randy A. Reed|
|Carolyn B. Reed||Scott B. Reed|
Hannon Sharley Davidson
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