Leading the Way in Cancer Research and Care
Since the beginning of the Hope to Health Campaign in July 2015, gifts large and small have supported cancer care and research in many ways.
Arlene and Joel Lee’s belief in MCW’s powerful capabilities in cancer research can be traced back to their first gift nearly 22 years ago. Since then, the Lees have supported various areas of cancer science and made a significant gift to establish the Joel and Arlene Lee Endowed Chair in Pancreatic Cancer Research. Their passion for medical research also drives fundraising and awareness for the Department of Surgery’s We Care Fund for Medical Innovation and Research. Arlene founded and chairs the fund’s committee, of which Joel is also a member, and she served as a Hope to Health Campaign Cabinet member.
As distinguished leaders at Froedtert Hospital and MCW, Joan Lubar and Dr. John Crouch along with David and Madeleine Lubar understand fully how academic medicine powers research-based patient care in the region. Joan, David and their families led the way by demonstrating their powerful partnership with a significant gift to establish the Jeffrey C. Siegel Quality of Life Center in the Cancer Center. This gift is dedicated to providing cancer patients and their families with a full range of support services including psych-oncology, nutrition and wellness programs, and financial and genetic counselors, among others.
This gift from Mary Ann and Charles is a game-changer for our work in this field—a visionary and timely gift.
SUSAN TSAI, MD, MHS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SURGERY, FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE LABAHN PANCREATIC CANCER PROGRAM