We have so appreciated all of the hard work and research that has gone before us in order for Win to have received the benefit of being in the clinical trial. The good recent MRI reports suggest that he may have a positive response to the trial drug. In addition, the staff at Wake Forest Medical School and Wake Forest Baptist Health Center, from housekeeping to the nurses, to the highest research physicians, have been very accommodating and friendly. To publicize that, Wake Forest has made a very professional video interview of us talking about the hard work, research and great service at Wake Forest. If you are interested in viewing it, just click here: Win and Lorrie Wake Forest Video.
None of this happens without funding for the places and processes where research happens. Thus, if you are interested in making a fully tax-deductible donation to cancer research for any reason whatsoever, please consider donating to the research of Win's medical oncologist, Dr. Glenn Lesser, at Wake Forest University Medical School. All of the funds will be used directly for research, with no administrative fees taken out. If the donation is made "In Honor of Win Apel,” please so designate so that all of the funds will be directed to the endowment fund created for Dr. Lesser's use titled "Win Apel Brain Tumor Research Fund".
We have personally contributed to this Endowment Fund as it is an opportunity to pay it forward to those in the future who will be helped by current research. Experiencing the science as well as the art of medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health has convinced us there is no better place to make our donation. We hope you will agree.
There are three ways to donate: (1) by phone, (2) with a paper form and a check, or (3) online. Here are the instructions for each method:
Phone: Call 800-899-7128. Be sure to say it is "In Memory of Win Apel."
On the second screen, Under "Gift Designation," choose "Custom."
Then choose “Win Apel Brain Tumor Research Fund (2814)” and then continued to make your own choices.
On the third screen, choose “In Memory Of" and then type in "Win Apel.” (This is true even if you are making the donation in memory of my mother.)
The rest of the screens are self explanatory.
If you are interested in a printout of the screens to be filled out online, and the information that goes on those screens, please click here for the screen print out and print it if you wish. Screen Printout.