In only three years since the organization’s founding, charitable donations from “The Power of 100 – Twin Cities Women Who Care” now total $165,780 to local charities. The organization, founded in September 2012, to-date has raised contributions for 12 local charities, including its most recent donation of $20,725 in August to University of MN Foundation – Project Stealth.
Project Stealth is re-engineering cancer therapy. Research being conducted by Dr. Daniel A. Saltzman at the University of Minnesota is focusing on a new and potentially breakthrough therapy in the fight against cancer. This therapy uses altered or “attenuated” salmonella bacteria to deliver anti-cancer drugs directly to tumor cells. The early phases of this research have been highly successful, but before this therapy can be used to treat cancer patients, more work and research needs to be done. “Our advancement in this important cancer research is moved forward by support of individuals that want to see their contributions go directly to our lab and our results, “said Dr. Saltzman.