Craig Wasserman and his daughter, Ali, in 2009.
While he was in treatment at MSKCC, Ali launched
a Kids for Survival event to raise more than
$530,000 to support the Brain Tumor Center.
The family of the late Craig M. Wasserman have
created a fellowship in neuro-oncology to provide
support in perpetuity for a young investigator in
Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Brain Tumor Center.
A pledge of $500,000 from Marla Wasserman,
Craig’s wife, and Sandra Wasserman, his mother,
builds on more than $530,000 raised in 2010
by Craig’s twelve-year-old daughter, Ali, who took
inspiration from MSKCC’s Cycle for Survival to
create the first Kids for Survival fundraiser as her
Bat Mitzvah project.
"We are so grateful for the wonderful care Craig
received at Memorial Sloan Kettering," says Marla,
"and so convinced that the Brain Tumor Center will
pave the way for key breakthroughs in research and
treatment, we consider it a privilege to provide this
support to honor Craig’s memory."
The Brain Tumor Center brings together investigators
from across the institution to collaborate on
studies into the molecular and cellular properties
that drive tumor development and growth. With its
emphasis on carrying discoveries from the basic
and translational research laboratory all the way to
clinical trials, the Center offers hope for meaningful
progress against one of the most challenging forms