November 8, 2011
Hunt For A Cure (HFC) is committed to supporting research that may lead to a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). On January 11, 2011, Pete Odland, along with John and Deb Kailunas II, presented a $110,000 check to MSU on behalf of HFC. This was HFC’s third donation to the university in as many years, bringing the group’s total contributions for CF research at MSU to $225,000.
“Hunt For A Cure is extremely excited and proud to have such a great partnership with Michigan State University for the crucial research that is happening to save children’s lives against this fatal disease,” said Shane Moerdyk, HFC treasurer. “We look forward to a bright future with the tremendous research staff and projects that we have the pleasure of helping to fund at MSU.”
At an appreciation luncheon to thank the Grand Rapids based group for the commitment to finding a cure for CF, Dr. Martha Mulks, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, and Dr. Bruce Uhal, professor of physiology, provided detailed accounts of their laboratory work as they each focus on different aspects of the disease. Dr. Ian Gray, vice president for research and graduate studies, noted that HFC’s support is opening up new opportunities for cystic fibrosis research and that his office will be providing matching funds.