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“Personalized medicine is about designing a treatment based on both the patient’s underlying characteristics and the tumor’s underlying characteristics. Our researchers and clinicians collaborate or provide much more effective cancer treatments. Personalized medicine is about keeping patients at the center of research.”

Thomas J. Lynch, Jr., MD
Director, Yale Cancer Center
Physician-in-Chief, Smilow Cancer
Hospital at Yale-New Haven

How to Help

The support of the community is integral to the success of Closer to Free, a joint effort of Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  We value the efforts of our donors, volunteers, and advocacy spokespeople. There are many opportunities for members of the community, cancer survivors, and those passionate about cancer research and patient care to become involved in the efforts of Closer to Free and to support our mission. For more information on how to make a donation in support of Closer to Free, to volunteer, or to plan an event, please see the information below or use the CONTACT US link.

Make a Donation

All donations made to Closer to Free support our mission to pursue the rapidly changing opportunities in the laboratory at Yale Cancer Center, develop promising treatments and make these available as quickly as possible to patients at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Our physicians and scientists are advancing the field of cancer care through the translation of scientific advances into valuable new clinical therapies and treatment methods – redefining how cancer care is provided throughout the country and around the world. 

Select a method to make a donation:

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Contribute by printing this form and returning it to:

Closer to Free
PO 7611
New Haven, CT  06519-0611

For additional information or questions>> CONTACT US

Give in Memory or in Honor of Someone Special

Gifts in memory or in honor of someone to Closer to Free are particularly meaningful.  You may also direct gifts for any occasion to Closer to Free.  Upon receipt of a contribution, each donor receives an official tax receipt and thank-you letter for the donation from Yale University’s Contribution Processing Department.  In addition, an acknowledgement is sent to the person or group to be notified of the gift.  Gifts in memory or in honor of someone may be done through the Donation On-line link or by printing out and completing the Donation by Mail form.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many companies will match charitable contribution made by their employees.   Request a matching gift form, fill it out and sign it.  Mail the form to us at the address above for completion.  We will return it to your employer.

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