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PHILADELPHIA, May 8, 2012 ...
PHILADELPHIA, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $25 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania from alumni Mindy and Jon Gray will establish a center focused on the treatment and prevention of cancers associated with hereditary BRCA mutations.
The Center is named in honor of Mindy Gray's
sister, Faith Basser, who died of ovarian cancer at age 44.
"With their profoundly visionary and generous donation, Jon and Mindy have set the stage for scientific breakthroughs that will transform the lives of women and their families for decades to come," Penn President Amy Gutmann said.
"We hope that the Basser Research Center
will eliminate BRCA-related cancers and, in doing so, provide a road map for curing other genetic diseases," Mindy
and Jon Gray said.
"When we have the vaccine for BRCA-related cancers and other powerful preventive and curative strategies, it will be because of Jon and Mindy Gray's
Mindy and Jon Gray graduated from Penn in 1992.
Mindy Gray is a member of the executive committee of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Inc., the largest private philanthropy in the United States dedicated exclusively to funding ovarian cancer research.
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Baker, Chief Executive Officer, NRDC Equity Partners, Jonathan Gray, Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group, Mindy Gray, OCRF Board Member and Sherry Lansing, Founder, The Sherry Lansing Foundation.
Also in 2008, Jonathan Gray, Senior ...
Also in 2008, Jonathan Gray, Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group and Mindy Gray, OCRF Board member received the Liz Tilberis Humanitarian Award for their outstanding commitment to OCRF..
Mindy Gray, OCRF Board ...
Mindy Gray, OCRF Board Member