In April 2001, several concerned citizens in the Auburn area agreed to raise a significant amount of money to support cancer research. After careful consideration, and after reviewing several options, they decided to support the UC Davis Cancer Center. Its reputation for innovative research and quality care made the decision to choose the only major cancer research center in this area an easy one. The founders were also aware that the National Cancer Institute designation was soon to be awarded to UC Davis Cancer Center.
By August 2001 over $100,000 in contributions had been raised. By January 2004, the group had raised over $550,000. After many fundraising events, the ACCEF was funded in 2007 with $1.5M.
We continue to grow the ACCEF to further support the fight against cancer. Every contribution helps with this fight.
A Community Effort to fight Cancer
Former ACCEF Endowed Chair, Dr. Hsing-Jien Kung with Virgil Traynor and Betty Bennett