Strive to Make a Difference: Sue and Barry Brucker | Concern Foundation

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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Perhaps there is no elegant way to ​explain why Barry and I got involved with, and have remained​ ardent supporters of Concern Foundation for Cancer Research.

Simply Put, Cancer Sucks.

Joe Biden once​ said, “This is personal for me.” Well, it is personal for us too! Barry and I have seen Cancer wreak havoc on too many family members and dear friends,
which is why we got involved with Concern Foundation
over 35​ years ago.

Concern Foundation is an independent,​ volunteer driven,​ non-profit organization founded in 1968.​ Their mission is clear—to make sure 9​0–9​5% of every net dollar raised is awarded to cancer research—so that one-day we can find
a cure for this devastating disease.

For almost 50 years, Concern Foundation has raised more than $60 million dollars and funded more than 750 cancer research scientists. ​Concern’s grants focus on brilliant young cancer researchers who are seeking funding for their first major research project, specifically targeting and seeding talented young scientists, Concern Foundation helps bridge the gap that exists in the worldwide cancer research community.

We are sure everyone personally, perhaps intimately, knows of at least one person if not many, many more who have been struck by cancer. Sadly, cancer affects everyone…women, men, and children. No socioeconomic group, nor religious or political affiliation is exempt from this malicious disease. Cancer simply does not care.
It is in loving memory of ​too many family members, ​our dear friend Beth and many other friends who have fought courageously that Barry and I say to Cancer “We will hunt you down and one day we will find a cure!”

Please join us as we strive to make a difference and get involved!

– Sue Brucker