Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven have joined forces to create Closer to Free — a fund that provides essential financial resources for breakthrough cancer research and compassionate patient care by combining the gifts of many donors. This support is critical to ensure that new research can be pursued without delay, that promising treatments are aggressively developed, and that patient care is continuously enhanced. The generous support of Closer to Free donors accelerates our ongoing work and helps to launch important new research projects and patient programs at Yale and Smilow.

There are many opportunities for members of the community, patients and their families, cancer survivors, and others passionate about cancer research and patient care to become involved in the mission of Closer to Free. Individual contributions as well as organized efforts to raise funds through events all can have an impact.

For more information on how you can help, visit the website at giveclosertofree.org or contact Jancy Houck, assistant vice president for development and director of medical development at (203) 436-8560.