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Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

Nonprofit to hold Fundraiser for Cancer Research at Nova Southeastern University

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE Fla. — The Royal Dames of Cancer Research Inc. is holding a fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 22 to raise money for groundbreaking cancer research at Nova Southeastern University (NSU).

The nonprofit organization is holding its 39th Anniversary Tiara Ball at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six. Over the years, this fundraiser has raised millions for research conducted at NSU’s Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research in Plantation.

Led by Executive Director Appu Rathinavelu, Ph.D., the Rumbaugh Goodwin Institute (RGI) is conducting groundbreaking research on new cancer therapeutics and powerful diagnostic methods for breast, lung, pancreatic and colorectal cancers.

Rathinavelu, who has two pending patents for breast cancer therapeutics and a synthetic chemical, is developing novel cancer drugs through pharmacogenomics and molecular modeling approaches. His synthetic chemical is projected to severely limit or stop the growth of blood vessel formation in cancerous tissues.

“Without the generosity of the Royal Dames, we would not be able to make new discoveries that will save lives,” Rathinavelu said. “This group of women have dedicated their lives to helping find cures for cancer. It is their fundamental belief that ‘man is not destined to die of cancer’.”

The Tiara Ball is attended by community leaders throughout South Florida. Through the generosity of donors, the Royal Dames have raised money to enrich and support cancer education and prevention programs at the Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute.

“It’s technology and research such as the type done at the Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute, that I attribute my wonderful survival from breast cancer,” said Judy Droder, the Royal Dames Vice President of Ways and Means. “That’s why I support the Royal Dames and work so hard to raise money for the RGI. I hope what they are doing will one day lead to cures for many types of cancers.”

Contact:
Ken Ma, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5354 Office, 954-830-4177 Cell, kennma@nova.edu