The GCS Project has received approval from the IRS to become a 501(c)(3)!
Why is it important for The GCS Project to become a 501c3?
Obtaining 501c3 status enables the GCS Project to become eligible for grants and other public and private allocations available only to IRS-recognized,501(c)(3) organizations. In addition, when and organization has obtained 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, an individual’s or company’s charitable contributions to this entity are tax-deductible. In addition,501(c)(3) status confers a public legitimacy of IRS recognition.
Currently, we direct donors to make their contributions to the carcinosarcoma research fund that we have established through the GCS Project to advocate for and fund new and innovative research initiatives to find a cure for this monster. It is our goal to support GCS research at several major cancer centers and encourage collaboration among scientists.
For example, now that Dr. Birrer is moved to the University of Alabama, the GCS Project will have researchers at two sites working for us. There are other researchers who have become interested in this research as a result of some of the ground-breaking findings from this project through research funded by The GCS Project at MGH. We want to support any research that will enable women with GCS to conquer this cancer and live longer.