2023 - 2024 JAMES N. GOLDSMITH CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAM
The VFW Department of Michigan donated $15,614 to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute for cancer research during their annual Fall Conference in Flint, Michigan September 29, 2023. This year, State Commander Ray Lopez has chosen the cancer program as his Commander's Special Project. Read more about this partnership here.
VFW 2023-2024 Cancer Program
We all know someone who has the dreaded disease - CANCER. The only way this disease can be beaten is through research. All money donated to our Department fund will be donated to the Karmanos Cancer Institute which is affiliated with the Wayne State School of Medicine for cancer research. The budget for this committee is not taken out of these funds. Each year the goal is to receive a minimum of $1.00 per member. Posts, County Councils, Districts, and Auxiliaries are encouraged to have fundraisers in their community. Suggestions include but are not limited to: bingo, raffles, dinner, etc.
A citation will be given to each post that donates a minimum of $1.00 per member in each division based on the April 30, 2024 membership report. Post totals will include their Auxiliary donations to our fund.
A citation will be given to the top three Districts, donating the most money per member based on the April 30, 2024 membership report. (Includes donations by Post, Councils, & District)
ALL CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN VFW AND EARMARKED CANCER RESEARCH. IF AN INDIVIDUAL SENDS A CHECK, IT SHOULD BE MADE OUT THE SAME WAY AND INDICATE POST OR AUXILIARY NUMBER.
Only donations to the Department Cancer Research fund will be credited under Cancer.
Posts will receive five (5) All State points for each $25 donation to cancer (maximum $100 donation).
Send Checks To:
Department of Michigan VFW
924 N. Washington
Lansing, MI 48906
James Proteau, Director
26488 Q Drive North
Albion, MI 49224
Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.