At GreaterGood, we do our best to raise awareness of good causes and to connect people every day with simple ways to make the world a better place. It is our charitable partners who do the heavy lifting — the ones who use the funds that your daily clicks and your shopping raise to accomplish the mission.
Funding for all charitable projects and partners is distributed by Greater Good Charities. Since GreaterGood began in 1999, we have given more than $70 million to charities operating here and around the world.
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Grants funded by The Breast Cancer Site are paid by Greater Good Charities to charities and non-profit organizations implementing programs to fight breast cancers and its root causes. This includes, but is not limited to, providing free mammograms and supporting research into more effective treatment. Clicking and shopping on The Breast Cancer Site helps support grants for selected hospitals and organizations to provide free mammograms to women in need.
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Cancer occurs when a genetic mutation in a cell's DNA causes it to multiply rapidly without control. Current treatments, including radiation, surgery, and chemotherapy, target healthy cells and cancer cells indiscriminately.
Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan at The University of Michigan is doing research that could change all that. Rather than focusing on where in the body the cancer is located, Dr. Chinnaiyan is at the forefront of groundbreaking research to understand cancer on a genetic and molecular basis, targeting the mutations that cause the cancer for detection and treatment. His research team is working toward the swift and systematic genetic sequencing of cancerous material from individual patients, with the goal of identifying more effective and precise treatments.
Imagine a world in which we fight cancer on a targeted, individualized basis, instead of a one-size-fits all treatment. That is the world The Breast Cancer Site and The University of Michigan are working toward.