Simmons Hanly Conroy has pledged $10.2 million to fund a new cancer institute at Southern Illinois University (SIU). The institute is providing extraordinary new resources to enhance treatments and continue the search for a permanent cure. It is the largest single gift in the history of SIU and has established the university as home to one of the leading cancer facilities in the United States.
“We believe this is the only instance where a law firm has made such a sizable commitment in this area of vital medical research,” said John Simmons, founder of Simmons Hanly Conroy. “The firm has been at the forefront in fighting for justice for cancer victims. We will continue to show that commitment with our hearts and with our pocketbook.”
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It is our hope that someday we won’t have any more clients diagnosed with mesothelioma because this rare cancer will be a thing of the past. These are not idle words or empty promises: we are leading supporters of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and the International Mesothelioma Program.
In 2010, the firm launched the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation, a private, non-profit with a mission to help expert medical and scientific researchers make dramatic advances in mesothelioma treatment options for patients and their families. With approximately $8 million in donations, the foundation is currently supporting leading mesothelioma research programs throughout the country and continues to identify partnership opportunities.
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