80% of the dollars we invest go to innovative scientific research.
We were founded by Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group to conduct clinical trials and we have participated in the approval of 15 new cancer drugs.
We continue to support clinical trials with a $2,000,000 commitment to an experimental therapeutics endowed fund (phase one clinical trials) at Cedars-Sinai.
We fund young investigators with one-year career development grants between $50K - $100K.
The 51 brilliant scientists that we have funded with nearly $4 million have gone on to earn over $50 million in additional funding.
We also fund distinguished senior investigators with 5-year grants between $500,000 - $1,000,000.
Over 5 years, these grants can tackle complex issues and create new therapeutic targets.
We assemble multi-disciplinary teams of researchers and have funded a $1,000,000 Discovery Fund (Jack Mishkin Discovery Fund for Mesothelioma Research) to deal with a spectrum of cancer related issues from screening to clinical trials.
WE FUND PATIENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS
Magnolia House, the patient support division of Tower, is an integrative survivorship wellness center with in depth online and in person programs offered at no cost to cancer patients and survivors.
Currently offering 130 classes per month, in 2020, we had over 15,000 patient visits to our program.
Magnolia House provides an array of free fitness, therapeutic, and holistic programs that empower participants to develop a physical and emotional toolkit to meet the challenges of the disease from diagnosis to survivorship.
We offer an individualized fitness program designed to help cancer survivors build back their strength post treatment.
WE FUND COMMUNITY PARTNER GRANTS
Since 2014 we have committed well over $1.6 million to community partners to fund their vital patient programs.
We have funded projects from Project Angel Food, CHLA, Bet Tzedek, LAC-USC, UCLA Simms Mann, Camp Kesem among others.
The programs that we have funded have dealt with everything from basic nutrition and young adult camps to pediatric palliative care and patient navigation, supporting underserved and underrepresented individuals, families and communities.