Long Island family business supports cancer research close to home
Cold Spring Harbor, NY — 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.
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.”
Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,100 people including 600 scientists, students and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program annually hosts more than 12,000 scientists. The Laboratory’s education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school and the DNA Learning Center with programs for middle and high school students and teachers. For more information, visit www.cshl.edu