Our Community Partners

For many decades, several state and local organizations have given generously to the Institute for Cancer Research. Their gifts have advanced our faculty researchers’ quests to improve the diagnosis of cancer and move closer to finding a cure. 

Indiana Extension Homemakers Association (IEHA)

The officers of IEHA established an endowment in 2010. Ongoing fundraising by the IEHA continues to fund this endowment and is used to support cancer research at the institute. 

Carroll County Cancer Association

Since 1981, the Carroll County Cancer Association has supported undergraduate summer research programs, which provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain experience in a laboratory doing cancer research. 

Sponsors for The Challenge 5K Run/Walk

Please support these businesses who support cancer research at Purdue.

Indiana Elks

Since 1948, The Indiana Elks Charities Inc. has supported Purdue’s faculty with Innovative Grants funding. These grants help researchers pursue pioneering ideas that might not otherwise receive funding. Fighting cancer is the major state focus for the Indiana Elks, and more than 70 Indiana lodges raise money each year for cancer research in the state. 

Lafayette Lions Club

Since 1978, the Lafayette Lions Club has annually honored one institute faculty member with a Lafayette Lions Club Research Award to support his or her continued strides in cancer research. The recipient is recognized at the organization’s annual dinner each June.