Leon Levine Foundation Pledges $25 Million to Cancer Institute

Leon Levine Foundation Pledges $25 Million to Cancer Institute

in Charlotte has announced a $25 million commitment from the in support of a significant expansion of the .

The gift, which includes $20 million for infrastructure and $5 million in endowment challenge funds, will support a planned $150 million advanced outpatient center that enables the institute to expand its hematologic, thoracic, and gastrointestinal oncology programs; enhance its translational research capacity; and support the growth of survivorship programs, integrative oncology, rehabilitation, and telemedicine services. Launched in 2012 with a $20 million commitment from the foundation, the institute now delivers innovative treatments at twenty-five facilities in the Charlotte metropolitan area as well as less populated regions of the state.

The gift — the largest Carolina HealthCare has received to date and the largest the foundation has ever awarded — boosts the foundation's total support for the system to $65 million.

"Access to cancer treatment and research is a crucial measurement to assess cancer care across the region and the country and is driving the expansion of Levine Cancer Institute," said Levine Cancer Institute president Derek Raghavan. "I am extremely grateful to Sandra and Leon Levine for their visionary support of the resources we need to provide broader and deeper treatment options for patients across the region. They are truly helping us to transform cancer care."

"." Carolinas HealthCare System Press Release 01/18/2038.