The Jabboury Foundation is dedicated to eliminating cancer diseases through research, screening, early detection and education.
The Jabboury Foundation for Cancer Research, Inc. is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1993 to facilitate cancer research in the community. Since then, the foundation has expanded its mission to include genetic screening, counseling, and education of individuals determined to be at-risk for several inherited forms of cancer, educational programs to health care staff and lay people and cancer screening and prevention in the community. A cancer support group meets every fourth Friday of the month and in October every year a Cancer Survivor Celebration is held.
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors; representing a broad spectrum of community leaders. The board members are charged with guiding the Foundation in the areas of fiscal management, public relations, and long range planning.
The Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee reports to the Board of Directors and consists of academic and medical specialists. The committee plays an integral role in the quality control aspects of the foundation and its research. In the past 20 years, the Scientific Advisory Committee has overseen the completion of several successful studies involving breast and lung cancer treatment protocols, with the promising results of these efforts being reported through the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research.
The foundation currently conducts one annual fundraising event, in conjunction with the MS150 ride, “The St. James’s Host Family Program,” which takes place in La Grange in April.