For the 50th straight year, the Oklahoma Association of Mothers’ Clubs had made gifts to support medical research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. With these donations, the states’ Mothers Clubs have now given over $100,000 to OMRF.
Comprised of chapters from Canton, Edmond, Fairland, Fairview, Hennessey, Ponca City, Medford, Okeene and Purcell, the Oklahoma Association of Mothers’ Clubs has made annual gifts to OMRF since 1956. Over the past half-century, those donations have gone to support a wide range of scientific needs, from cancer research to laboratory supplies to summer scholarships for state high-school and college students in OMRF’s Fleming Scholars program.
“Almost since the day OMRF was born, Oklahoma’s Mothers’ clubs have been devoted to helping our scientists battle human disease like cancer and Alzheimer’s,” said OMRF Director of Development Tim Yaciuk. “The tireless support of these dedicated Oklahomans and many others like them makes everything we do at OMRF possible.”
Founded in 1940 as a “force for child betterment in Oklahoma,” the Oklahoma Association of Mothers’ Clubs counts 13 chapters and almost 200 members statewide. Cheryl Hasty of Fairview currently serves as the organization’s president.
OMRF is a nonprofit biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding and curing human disease. For almost 60 years, Its scientists have focused on such critical research areas as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, lupus and cardiovascular disease. OMRF is home to Oklahoma’s only member of the National Academy of Sciences.