Since 1968, Concern Foundation has raised well over $46 million dollars to cultivate outstanding young scientists and to sustain the progress in prevention and treatment of cancer.
Thanks to the generosity of Concern's loyal donors, there are presently 52 researchers supported by a "CONquer canCER Now" grant, endowment or special research initiative. These outstanding investigators are furthering their expertise in 13 different areas of cancer research at leading insitutions in California, the United States, and around the world.
Concern Foundation is a rarity in the nonprofit world as it maintains an administrative overhead of 5% or less. About 95 cents of every $1 goes directly towards research. This is made possible by remaining primarily volunteer driven.
Ten of the original 15 couples are still actively involved and membership has grown to over 10,000 . A multi-generational organization, as many as four generations of families work side by side to sustain the mission to find a cure.
Thanks to the training and leadership provided by the organization's founding visionaries, the second and third generations have assumed the current leadership role.