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Christina Renna Foundation raises $30,000 for continuing pediatric cancer research at CSHL

Chris Vakocs and Phil Renna
Associate Professor Christopher Vakoc (left) receiving the check from Philip Renna, Director of the Christina Renna Foundation and Director of Operations in Public Affairs at CSHL (right).

The Christina Renna Foundation presented $30,000 to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) at its 11th annual Angel’s Wish Gala held on January 20, 2018. These funds will support the Sarcoma Research Project, which focuses on a rare and often fatal cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS).

Associate Professor Christopher Vakoc of CSHL was awarded the 2018 Christina Renna Foundation Research Award for the Sarcoma Research Project. He accepted the donation check as a representative of the laboratory.

“The Christina Renna Foundation has provided Cold Spring Harbor laboratory with over a quarter of a million dollars in research funding over the years,” said Philip Renna, Director of the Christina Renna Foundation and Director of Operations in Public Affairs at CSHL. “We are excited to continue our support of Dr. Chris Vakoc and the Sarcoma Research Initiative with an additional $30,000.”

Vakoc lab
CSHL Vakoc lab and guests

To learn more about the CSHL Sarcoma Research Project, visit www.cshl.edu/giving/disease-funding-initiatives/rhabdomyosarcoma/

Written By: Sara Roncero-Menendez, Communications Associate | roncero@cshl.edu | 516-367-8455

About The Christina Renna Foundation

The Christina Renna Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity supporting children’s cancer research and furthering awareness and education through the support of cancer groups and outreach programs for the direct support of those in need. For more information, please visit: www.crf4acure.org