With Kentucky leading the nation in cancer deaths each year, members of Markey Women Strong are a generous group of donors with a unique focus—to fund women-led cancer research at UK Markey. When you join with a membership contribution of $1,000, you support female researchers working to unlock
the mysteries of cancer through two grants of $50,000 each.
Every year Markey Women Strong members review proposals and, through a voting process, award $100,000. During the year, grant recipients update members—giving you an exclusive look at the latest in cancer research, and how your donations are fueling groundbreaking discoveries right here in Kentucky.
Markey Women Strong members have been funding cancer research since 2016.
Together, these donors fuel the fight against cancer by supporting life-changing research.
Female researchers are advancing cancer treatments and improving patient care.
Member generosity demonstrates their commitment to beating cancer in Kentucky.
"THE BEST HOPE A CANCER PATIENT HAS IS GOOD RESEARCH"
- Dr. Ed Romond
“When a patient doesn’t respond well to their cancer care plan, it’s up to the oncologist to make a decision about which new treatment to pursue. Research allows our oncologists to have more options in caring for our patients.”
Dr. Kathleen O’Connor
Grant Recipient, Markey Women Strong
“As a member of Markey Women Strong, I feel privileged to have the unique opportunity to financially support women dedicated to cancer research. I also appreciate the opportunity Markey Cancer Center has provided to educate me about the specific areas of cancer research the women are pursuing. It has and continues to be a win win experience.”
Member, Markey Women Strong
Markey Women Strong is proud to support the following researchers and their work to advance cancer prevention and treatment.