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IU School of Medicine Media Relations

Last modified: Monday, May 15, 2006

Hoosiers to benefit from Lilly Foundation gift to IU Cancer Center

May 15, 2006

Hoosiers to benefit from Lilly Foundation gift

WHO: Eli Lilly and Company Foundation and the Indiana University Cancer Center

WHAT: Announcement of major gift for research and clinical care

WHERE: Indiana Cancer Pavilion lobby
535 Barnhill Drive on the IUPUI Campus (corner of Michigan Street and Barnhill Drive)

WHEN: 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 16

CONTACT: IU School of Medicine Public & Media Relations, 274-7722

Eli Lilly and Company Foundation will present the largest one-time donation from the Foundation to an institution or cause. The funds, presented to the IU Cancer Center, will be used to recruit nationally recognized cancer scientists to strengthen the research initiatives and progressive care available in Indiana.

Speakers will include cancer survivor Jerry Throgmartin, president of HH Gregg Appliances; Sidney Taurel, Eli Lilly and Company chairman and CEO; IU Vice President and School of Medicine Dean D. Craig Brater, M.D., Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs Ora Pescovitz, M.D., and IU Cancer Center Director Stephen D. Williams, M.D.