Wisconsinites Support the Fight Against Cancer
It’s tax season again. Taxpayers throughout the state are gathering their W-2s, combing through old receipts and, if previous years are any example, generously donating funds to cancer research.
In 2006, Wisconsin taxpayers donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to breast and prostate cancer research simply by checking a box on their state tax forms. Those who checked the box were able to designate any amount to breast and/or prostate cancer research. That amount was then either subtracted from their refunds or added to their state taxes. All funds raised through the state tax check-off program are distributed evenly between the state’s two medical colleges – one of which is the Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa.
Last year, the Medical College received almost $115,000 for breast cancer research and another $40,000 for prostate cancer research. These funds were recently awarded to Brian Volkman, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin biochemist, and Mike Dwinell, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin microbiologist, who are studying ways to keep breast and prostate cancer from spreading.
You can support additional cancer research by checking the appropriate box on your 2007 Wisconsin income tax form.
Source: Froedtert Today
Date: March 2008