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For more than a decade, Hope For a Cure Foundation has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for researchers who need extra equipment to conduct their research. Find out how you can contribute to the future of a world without cancer through donations of money and/or time.

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Urgent Project

Our Mission

Our next recipient is Dr. Rafael Bejar and his team at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center.Their lab is conducting research on bone marrow cancers, called myelodysplastic disorders (MDS), and needs our help. Please consider a contribution now.

Hope For a Cure Foundation has a unique mission. We use almost 100% of every donated dollar to purchase equipment for local cancer researchers/physicians in San Diego. We are all volunteers, and this is our passion.

Every dollar helps our cause, but we also need additional volunteers who are willing to give us a few hours of their time on a committee for our annual fundraising event, letter writing campaign, or several other opportunities.

El Camino Country Club donates $2,000 toward Dr. Lyudmila Bazhenova's Team, UCSD Moores Cancer Center

Dr. Bazhenova's clinical practice and research concentrates on lung cancer. She actively participates in cooperative group trials, and takes an active role in designing and implementing clinical investigations. She works in collaboration with Dr. Peter Kuhn of The Scripps Research Institute.

our latest recipient

Meet Our board

Maryjo Highland

Co-Founder, volunteer, cheerleader and President extraordinaire.

  • Founded in 2004 by 5 passionate volunteers
  • No salaries
  • Minimal administrative costs
  • Annual letter writing campaign
  • Annual wine tasting fundraiser; next one in Spring of 2016 

Hope in Action

Olga Bastiaannet

Co-Founder, volunteer, survivor, and director of media.

Matt Liedle

CFO, sponsor (Liedle, Lounsbery, Larson & Lidl), volunteer (and director of music!).

  • 15 pieces of equipment purchased to date
  • Each recipient carefully chosen based on Foundation guidelines
  • Donated to UCSD Moores Cancer Center; The Salk Institute; The Scripps Research Institute, The Burnham Institute; The Vaccine Institute and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Pictured, L to R:  Matthew Liedle, Angel Dago, PhD; Melinda Miley; Maryjo Highland; Olga Bastiaannet; 

Lyudmila Bazhenova, MD;  Peter Kuhn, PhD; Anand Kolatkar, PhD.

Jean Remmer

Volunteer, advocate and director of research.

Hope for a Cure Foundation's Corporate Sponsor is Liedle, Loundsbery Larson & Lidl  -  we thank you!