Swim Across America, a national non-profit dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, this month donated $460,000 to Stamford-based Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT), the nation’s only non-profit dedicated exclusively to cell and gene therapies for cancer. With the leadership of President, Co-Founder and Greenwich resident Barbara Netter and the foundation’s Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Council, ACGT has provided over $24 million in grants since 2001, funding research and clinical trials that have saved lives.
From left to right: Swim Across America’s Jacqué Lang and Kerry Anderson, ACGT President and Co-Founder Barbara Netter, and ACGT Executive Director Margaret Cianci
Established in 2001, ACGT is the nation’s only not-for-profit exclusively dedicated to cancer cell and gene therapy treatments for all types of cancer. One-hundred percent of contributions go directly to research. ACGT has funded 42 grants in the U.S. and Canada since its founding in 2001 by Barbara Netter and her late husband, Edward, to conduct and accelerate critically needed innovative research for all types of cancer. ACGT’s Scientific Advisory Council is comprised of 16 of the nation’s most distinguished physicians and researchers in cell and gene therapy, who thoroughly review all grants. Since its inception, ACGT has awarded 27 grants to Young Investigators and 15 grants to Clinical Investigators, totaling $24.2 million in funding. Barbara Netter, as President, together with other members of the Board of Directors, are fully committed to ACGT’s continued support of this research. ACGT is located at 96 Cummings Point Road, Stamford, CT 06902.