Adrenocortical Cancer (ACC) is a rare and aggressive cancer that strikes about 1,000 people a year in the US.  Drew, while fighting his own battle against this challenging disease, extended his war against adrenal cancer by endorsing a newly created endowment fund to keep the fight focused and strong.  This fund, established in his name, has been developed and designed to fund research specifically related to ACC, as well as for the patients and families affected by this cancer. These efforts reside with at the University of Michigan Health System, spearheaded by Dr. Gary Hammer, M.D., PhD.

To learn more about ACC, and the program at the University of Michigan, please take a look at the videos below, including the latest episode, covering adrenal cancer, from the renowned Public Television series, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind.

PBS Special on Adrenal Cancer - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind series:

Proceeds raised by The Drew O’Donoghue Fund will be used to support the  efforts of research facilities such as The University of Michigan Adrenal Cancer Program, and will also be used toward assisting Adrenal Cancer patients and their families.

Additionally, we hope to use these funds to promote the coordination of resources between the University of Michigan and other institutions across the country, like The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where Drew was being treated.

For more information about Adrenal Cancer and the researchers behind the search for a cure, please click the links below.

Adrenal Cancer Program at the University of Michigan

Memorial Sloan Kettering Initiative