Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Support for Closer to Free affects many people including donors and doctors, patients and their families, researchers and staff. The following stories from donors reflect how individuals have benefited from and are making a difference in the fundamental research and personalized medicine at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

A connection to Yale and the New Haven community that is three generations deep

John Wareck’s family has lived and worked in the New Haven area for three generations. His grandfather emigrated from Russia in 1901 and started an auto business in the area. Over the years the family has developed a long-standing relationship with Yale. ... read more

Mutual passion for science spurs ongoing research support

Fueled by a fascination with science and medicine and the experience of losing her husband to cancer almost 20 years ago, Laurel Schwartz is committed to supporting cancer research. But the personal connection she has with Daniel DiMaio, MD, PhD, and his work... read more

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