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The Richard D. Frisbee III Foundation's Mission is to support the care, education and research in the fields of childhood and adult cancers. The Foundation was started in memory of Rich Frisbee, a 15 year old from Connecticut who lost his battle to an unusual type of leukemia. He became the first child to receive a bone marrow transplant in Connecticut at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In keeping with Rich's wishes our mission is to:
-Support basic and clinical research to further understand and treat childhood and adult cancers and related bone marrow diseases.
-Advance the application of bone marrow and non-embrionic stem cell transplantation for treatment.
-Establish support systems for patients and their families during treatment.
-Provide ongoing educational programs for health-care professionals.
The Frisbee Foundation is a public charity and raises funds through fundraisers, private donations and grant writing. Since its inception the Foundation has awarded research grants to eight national universities, awarded 20 nursing scholarships, funded the Richard D. Frisbee Laboratory for Cell Research at Yale-New Haven Hospital, housing for patients and their families when they travel long distances for treatment, art therapy and music therapy programs, handbooks for patients and various treatments for cancer patients to help make their lives more pleasant.
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