$4 million in Susan G. Komen grants to fund breast cancer research at U-M
Overall, the organization is distributing $58 million worth of 154 grants for breast cancer research across 22 states and seven countries in 2012. That's down from 2011's allocations, in which the organization gave out $66 million in research grants.
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Other recipients are Dr. Yongchao Zhao, who received $179,996, for targeted breast cancer therapy research. U-M Komen scholars Dr. Daniel Hayes and Dr. Lori Pierce each received $250,000 to further their studies.
Wicha received the same amount from Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 2011 for his work, although the total amount given to U-M researchers from the organization is down by about $1 million from 2011 to 2012.
The mid-Michigan chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be hosting its third annual Ride for the Cure event Saturday in Ann Arbor.
Riders pledge to raise $500 to benefit the mid-Michigan chapter of the organization, and pick from a 30, 60 or 100-mile route.
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