The competing priorities inherent to the development of clinical
trials in this country make it hard to gauge the value of
your investment in the future benefits of scientific research.
For example, often times corporate pharmaceutical giants
team with large not-for-profit organizations, creating certain
conflicts of interest that don’t always benefit the
patient. Further, the dollars spent on the principal investigators
in industry-sponsored trials can range between $10k-20k per
patient per trial, making it hard to tell where your dollars
To further complicate things, while large not-for-profit
organizations have the potential to create positive change
on the large scale, they are not unlike large corporations.
This means that working within a large infrastructure that
has both regional and national chapters and employees who
all need budgets for various programs and promotions can
result in diluting the investment potential of your dollar
to effect the specific change you want to make in the world
When you donate to a small, well-oiled machine with specific
goals and a more focused message like the Foundation for
Cancer Research & Education you put your trust in a streamlined
process that directly deposits your dollars into the programs
you believe in. This means your hard-earned dollars help
fund education programs for prostate cancer patients, outreach
efforts to educate those at risk for developing prostate
cancer, and cutting edge clinical trials that aim to slow
or arrest prostate cancer growth in patients with low, mid
and high-risk cancers while maintaining the patients’ quality
of life as much as possible.
Unlike donations to large organizations your donation to
FCRE makes a direct and visible impact on our ability to
develop and implement our education and research efforts
on behalf of all prostate cancers. Plus, you can actually
see where your money is going rather than watch it disappear
into a corporate-like infrastructure. Choosing to donate
to our small but dynamic organization means choosing to fund
actual programs rather than behemoth organizations burdened
by red tape and inflated staff rosters.
Keep in mind that every donation to FCRE is appreciated and
acknowledged, whether it’s a $25 or $250,000 gift.
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