Aboff's raises over $10,000 for breast cancer research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. — Michael and Matthew Aboff presented a check for $10,300 to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) President Bruce Stillman last week to support breast cancer research at the Laboratory. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October of 2012, the family-owned Long Island business donated a portion of proceeds from paint sales at all 27 Aboff's locations.
AboffsCheck1Dec2012l-r: Michael Aboff, CSHL President Bruce Stillman, Matthew Aboff
CSHL is a leading international cancer research center investigating the biological causes of breast cancer, guiding the development of better diagnostics and discovering clues to more effective, less toxic therapies.

“On behalf of the scientists and research staff at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, I thank Aboff's for its financial support of our breast cancer research program,” said Stillman. “As a private, non-profit research and education institution, research at CSHL would not be possible without philanthropic efforts of neighbors and friends in our community.”

Aboff's was founded in 1929 in nearby Huntington, NY and is proud to remain a family owned and operated business on Long Island. "We are thrilled to partner with CSHL to help raise funds for breast cancer research," said Michael Aboff. "Breast cancer touches many lives on Long Island including our own Aboff family, and as a long standing local business we want to help our community."

About Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is ranked number one in the world by Thomson Reuters for impact of its research in molecular biology and genetics. The Laboratory has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL's multidisciplinary scientific community is more than 360 scientists strong and its Meetings & Courses program hosts more than 12,500 scientists from around the world each year to its Long Island campus and its China center. Tens of thousands more benefit from the research, reviews, and ideas published in journals and books distributed internationally by CSHL Press. The Laboratory's education arm also includes a graduate school and programs for undergraduates as well as middle and high school students and teachers. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution on the north shore of Long Island. For more information, visit www.cshl.edu.