The NCCS’s survivorship program, Beyond the Cure, developed a scholarship program three years ago to assist young men and women who have overcome cancer to achieve their long-term goals.
“We are honored to receive a grant from the Dana Brown Charitable Trust,” said Pam Gabris, Beyond the Cure program coordinator of NCCS. “It will help increase the number of college scholarships we award for the 2011-2012 year.”
Dana Brown was a well-known entrepreneur and philanthropist. Originally from West Virginia, Brown adopted St. Louis as his home and had a deep affection for the region and many of the institutions that have made the area great. Shortly before his death, Brown established the Dana Brown Charitable Trust. The Trust is a private, grant-making foundation established to benefit disadvantaged children, and further the causes of culture and zoology in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area.
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The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to improving the quality of life for children diagnosed with cancer and their families worldwide. The NCCS serves as a financial, emotional and educational resource for those in need at every stage of illness and recovery. For more information or details, call 314-241-1600 or visit www.theNCCS.org.