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 the 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 annual event, as well as other endeavors, continue to produce financial support to fund research and patient care.
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.
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. Helsin, M.D.||Carolyn B. Reed||Randy A. Reed||Scott B. Reed||Marshall M. Urist, M.D.|
Hannon Sharley Davidson
|Kathi Ash||Ashley Bates||George Bradford||Dow Briggs|
|Lisa Jernigan Bruhn||Fenn Church||Chris Cooper||Edmund Doss|
|Kendall Eagan||Lee Edwards||Mark Haas||Philip Little|
|Walter Little||Greg Melville||Matthew Menendez||Michael Murray|
|Mike Raita||Charlie Reagan||Walter Scott||Brooke Wahl|
|Kathi and Roger Ash||Donna and John Beauchamp||Joy and Lee Cooper|
|Gene Davenport||Cathy and Jack Echols||Judy and John Feagin|
|Claire and Pat Goodhew||Tricia and Jim Holbrook||Katie and Bobby Howard|
|Sandy and Don Logan||Melinda Matthews||Barbara and Rod Mundy|
|Alice and Bob Schleusner||Tempie and Todd Sharley||Bill Stone|
|Susan Strickland||Judy and Bobby Trammell||Sherry and Lloyd Wilson|
Donate to the Robert E. Reed Foundation today!