The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation and University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center Partner to Further Research of Advanced Breast Cancer


The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation made a $50,000 donation to University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center. This contribution, as well as all future proceeds, will be used solely to fund clinical research and treatment options for metastatic breast cancer by University Hospitals (UH) Ireland Cancer Center physicians, researchers and care providers. In addition, future NE Ohio fundraising activities for the Mountains of Hope Foundation will be in partnership with the UH Ireland Cancer Center’s “Miracle Fund,” which shares the mission of focusing on new clinical trials and therapies aimed at treating advanced breast cancer and extending lives.

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 15, 2010 –The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation made a $50,000 donation to University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center. This contribution, as well as all future proceeds, will be used solely to fund clinical research and treatment options for metastatic breast cancer by University Hospitals (UH) Ireland Cancer Center physicians, researchers and care providers.

In addition, future Cleveland fundraising activities for the Mountains of Hope Foundation will be in partnership with the UH Ireland Cancer Center’s “Miracle Fund,” which shares the mission of focusing on new clinical trials and therapies aimed at treating advanced breast cancer and extending lives.

“We’re pleased to join forces with University Hospitals and the Miracle Fund in the fight against advanced breast cancer and look forward to a long relationship,” said Allen J. Gula, chairman of the Mountains of Hope Foundation. “With a team of the nation’s leading oncologists and breast cancer specialists, we’re confident that significant inroads in understanding the causes and treatment of metastatic breast cancer will continue to evolve.”

“The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation‘s ongoing commitment to University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center and the Miracle Fund, enables us to continue advancing our nationally recognized program for research in metastatic breast cancer as well as patient care and education.” said Stanton L. Gerson, MD, Director of University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center….

In addition to University Hospitals, 100 percent of all funds donated to the Mountains of Hope Foundation have been directly invested in renowned research facilities focused on metastatic breast cancer, including Sloan Kettering in New York, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, and UCSF in San Francisco.

The Foundation – named in honor of Garfield Heights native Marilyn Barry Gula – was established in 2003 and is committed to donating every dollar raised directly to supporting highly-regarded researchers across the nation who study advanced stages of breast cancer, with the hope of making inroads to improve the detection, treatment and management of this deadly disease.

About The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation
The Mountains of Hope Foundation (501-c3) was established in 2003 by Marilyn Barry Gula, a native of Northeast Ohio, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996. Although controlled by powerful drugs, the cancer continued to recur until the drugs were ineffective and she lost her battle with this insidious disease on July 26, 2006. As a result, the Mountains of Hope Foundation was renamed “The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation” to honor her memory and continue the work she began. Based in Phoenix, every dollar donated is applied directly to funding highly-regarded researchers across the nation who study advanced stages of breast cancer, with the hope of making inroads to improve the detection, treatment and management of this deadly disease. For more information, visit www.mountainsofhopefoundation.org

About University Hospitals
University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of hospitals, outpatient centers and primary care physicians. At the core of our health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation and the world, including cancer, pediatrics, women’s health, and spine, radiology and radiation oncology, neurosurgery and neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery,organ transplantation and human genetics. Its main campus includes the internationally celebrated UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital ranked second in the nation for the care of critically ill newborns; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Ireland Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more information, go to

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