In 2006, the LISA FUND was established in honor of Lisa Dubow. At age 42, Lisa was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer. As a survivor and advocate she fought for funding to support innovation and science. It took 2 years to raise enough funds to award the first LISA FUND grant to a talented researcher with an emphasis on late stage colorectal cancer.
Since then, we have awarded a grant every year (see graph below). Our goal is to continue to increase financial support for ground-breaking research projects. We are proud to be a part of empowering survivors, research advocates, and scientists across the country to be a driving force for a cure.
Read about the LISA FUND research projects that we have funded in the navigation box on the right.
Visit our DONATION page to make an investment in colorectal cancer research. Each of our research grants has been made possible by generous donations from people like you. In fact, we rely on them. Please help us continue to support cutting-edge research.