Stephen J. Solarz Memorial Fund Donation Form

Stephen SolarzStephen J. Solarz, a former member of Congress, received treatment for esophageal cancer at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that added years to his life.  His family and friends have established the Stephen J. Solarz Memorial Fund to support research at NCI and to provide other patients with the blessing of life.

Congressman Solarz was treated by a phenomenal team of doctors and nurses at NCI led by Dr. David Schrump.  Dr. Schrump’s pioneering research in the field of thoracic oncology led to the treatments that allowed Steve to live years beyond what otherwise would have been possible.  Before he died, Steve and his wife Nina dedicated themselves to supporting Dr. Schrump’s research so that even better treatments may be available to other patients.  The Stephen J. Solarz Memorial Fund supports research activities led by Dr. Schrump and selected in consultation with Nina Solarz and her family.

The Stephen J. Solarz Memorial Fund is administered by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, which is authorized by Congress to raise private funds in support of the mission and work of NIH.  Steve said that the NIH was the “jewel in the crown of the Federal government,” because it serves the people of the United States and the world by conducting creative and disciplined scientific research and treating patients in ways that enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

Learn more by reading this Taipei Times article by Mrs. Solarz.

Donations to the Stephen J. Solarz Memorial Fund may be made online by using the form below, or by mail. You can print out a gift form, or you may mail a check to:  Foundation for the NIH at 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814.  If you make a gift by check, please be sure to include your name and address.  Contributors making their gift through the online form below will be prompted to provide personal identification required by IRS rules and payment information needed to process an online donation.  Amounts contributed to the Stephen J. Solarz Memorial Fund are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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