VOL. 113 | NO. 61 | Friday, March 26, 1999
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Christian Brothers University and the University of Tennessee-Memphis will sponsor a symposium titled "Ethical Boundaries in Cancer Genetics" May 26-29. The symposium is funded by the Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc. Guest speakers include Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Center for Human Genome Research; Dr. French Anderson, director of the gene therapy labs at the University of Southern California; and Dr. Peter Doherty, Nobel Prize winner and chair of the St. Jude department of immunology. For more information, visit the St. Jude Web site at http://www.stjude.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 495-2981.
The Church Health Center received a $450,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation earmarked for the new Hope and Healing Center, currently under construction on Union Avenue. It is contingent on the center raising the final $1.2 million needed to complete funding for the facility by Oct. 1. The Kresge commitment brings the total raised for the Hope and Healing Center to $6.2 million. It will cost $7.4 million to renovate, furnish and endow the 80,000-square-foot facility.
Shelby County Head Start unveiled plans this week for nearly $6 million in construction projects. The organization plans to build a new 13,500-square-foot child care center in space once occupied by Douglass High School. It also plans to build centers in the Sheffield and Whitehaven communities.
The American Cancer Society is seeking teams to participate in the 1999 Memphis Relay for Life, its signature fund-raising event. The relay will be held from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. June 4-5 at the Memphis University School, 6191 Park Ave. For more information, call 278-2091.
The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis is accepting grant applications through April 1 from neighborhood groups that want to improve their communities. Grants typically are awarded in amounts less than $5,000. Neighborhoods also are eligible for help in learning how to use their volunteers more effectively. For more information, call 722-0032.