The end of 2015 saw the EHE sister charities end the year having successfully delivered on a number of key objectives. The year saw the successful setting up of all three charities in the UK, USA, and Australia, all with full tax registration and operational websites. EHE was the subject of papers at two key USA conferences, namely ASCO 2015 in Chicago and CTOS in Salt Lake City. EHE Foundation members were also present and engagement with the research and oncology communities was excellent.
Fundraising, although only for part of 2015, also exceeded expectations with close to $500,000 being raised for EHE research by the end of the year, worldwide. These funds allowed the EHE charities to fund a new lab technician and initiate recruitment of a new post-doctorate researcher within Dr Rubin’s team. Genomic analysis and immunotherapy projects were also started, supported by charity funding.
Hugh Leonard, EHERCC Chair of Trustees said "It has been a short but quite intense journey setting up the charity, but we are delighted with the progress we have been able to make. EHE awareness and engagement really has been amplified on many fronts! We particularly want to thank our members and their supporters, and many members of the general public, who have donated funds, completed fundraising events, offered support and encouragement, and helped make our first six months so successful.”
For more information on the activities of the EHE sister charities, and the EHE Facebook group, please see our quarterly news letters in the 'Resources' section of this website.