Cook donates song proceeds to cancer research dedicated to late brother

Last night on the American Idol finale, David Cook sang a song dedicated to his late brother, Adam Cook, who recently died of brain cancer.  Proceeds from the song, Permanent, available on iTunes, will be donated to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), a cancer research organization. According to the AI website:

“ABC2 provides researchers with the pivotal support they need to make critical breakthroughs. The organization funds novel translational research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to a cure. ABC2’s partners range from medical research centers to early-stage biotechnology companies to large multi-national pharmaceutical companies. Since brain cancer affects a relatively small portion of the population, ABC2 recognizes the importance of investing in the early stages of the most novel sectors of the discovery and development pipeline, in order to “buy down the risk” for its partners and speed progress of innovative new treatments to the clinic.”

The organization’s website is at: http://abc2.org

Mark Boguski, M.D., Ph.D. is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and is a member of the Society for Participatory Medicine, "a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health" and in which professional health care providers encourage "empowered patients" and value them as full partners in managing their health and wellness.

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