The Louisiana Cancer Foundation presented a $50,000 check to the ULM Foundation establishing The Louisiana Cancer Foundation for Research and Education, LLC Endowed Scholarship on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019.
The LCF was represented by executive director James Adams, assistant director Donna Jackson, board members Aimee Kane and Nell Seegers and past president of the Cancer Foundation League Alise Oliver.
President Nick J. Bruno thanked the Louisiana Cancer Foundation for this “visionary” scholarship. Bruno remarked that in less than two decades, the LCF has contributed over $216,000 to research and education at the university.
The foundation has also supported the Theresa Marsala Memorial Nursing Fund in the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing
Adams, who is also executive director of the Northeast Louisiana Cancer Institute and a ULM alumnus, gave a brief history of the foundation and its mission.
“Today we expand our mission of education into this endowed scholarship. This scholarship will be given to assist a person who could be a cancer patient, a cancer survivor or impacted in their immediate family which has caused a financial hardship that might prevent them from attending college,” Adams said.
Adams said the foundation’s fund raising arm, the Cancer Foundation League, has assisted those in northeast Louisiana with cancer or receiving treatment here by providing more than $1.9 million through its patient assistance fund.