Detroit-Area Couple Contribute $40m to Leading Cancer Research Center

Detroit-Area Couple Contribute $40m to Leading Cancer Research Center

A local Detroit area couple, active in philanthropy locally and nationally, announced a $40 million gift to the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Michigan. Danialle and Pete Karmanos seek to help cancer patients receiving immunotherapy as well as other measures to help mitigate the risk posed by COVID-19 to cancer patients. The couple have been incredibly generous within the region and beyond—contributing financially to health and community efforts.

The Challenge

An estimated 650,000 Americans are on chemotherapy regimens and they are at risk as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on due to the immune system-suppressing cancer treatments they receive to address their illnesses.

Fighting Back in the Motor City

As the Karmanos see it, they “don’t like bullies in any form—especially diseases and viruses.” And continued in a statement, “We will do everything we can to fight back and protect, and empower as many people as we can. We’re focused on helping those struggling to beat this disease in the city we love.”

Contributing Hundreds of Millions

The couple have injected hundreds of millions of dollars into dozens of local and national organizations to bolster cancer rese...

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