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Posted: 7/23/2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) recently donated $121,000 to The Ohio State University Medical Center to support research in several areas including Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, spinal cord injuries and cancer.

The gift includes $45,000 to the Earle and Jean Bruce Alzheimer’s Research Fund, $25,000 to the Tressel Family Cancer Fund and $30,000 to the FOE Diabetes Research Fund.

Dr. Steven Gabbe, senior vice president for Health Sciences and CEO of Ohio State’s Medical Center, said the FOE gift will contribute to research in the laboratory and at the bedside.

“We are thankful for the Eagles and their members for their continued support of research initiatives here at the OSU Medical Center,” said Gabbe. “This donation will enable our investigators to continue their important work to find new treatments and cures for diseases that affect millions of people everyday.”

Founded in 1898, the FOE funds research in areas such as heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and cancer, raises money for neglected and abused children and the aged, and works for social and civic change.

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Mary Connolly
Medical Center Communications

Alzheimer's Disease; Cancer; Diabetes; James Cancer Hospital; OSU Medical Center