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Founded by Heather Menzies Urich in 2007, the Robert Urich Foundation (RUF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to raising funds for cancer research and patient care. We have come a long way in these areas, but we have much more to do.


In order to receive the care they need, many patients are required to relocate to a treatment center most qualified to treat a specific type of cancer. This can be devastating to families, not only emotionally, but also financially, since insurance companies do not usually cover the costs of this type of relocation. Loss of work and lack of personal savings only adds stress to an environment that needs focus. One of the goals of the RUF is to assist with short term housing for patients and their families, close to the hospitals where patients are receiving treatments.


The RUF is also a longtime supporter of The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA). And before working with the SFA, Heather and Robert Urich worked to raise almost $1 million to benefit the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. As a result of these associations, the RUF has become keenly aware of the remarkable advances the medical community continues to make, especially in the areas of sarcoma and other rare cancers.


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