Our Partners

Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers is a nonprofit Phase I cancer research organization. As a Phase I cancer center, Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers offers patients access to innovative clinical trials under the oversight of the FDA, using new therapies targeting the molecular pathways that impact cancer growth including investigational. Logo - Mary Crowely_resizedThe mission of Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers is to expand treatment options for all cancer patients through investigational vaccine, gene, and cellular therapies. It is one of the few places in the world where a patient may receive a personalized cancer vaccine and gene therapy prepared from the patient’s tissue.

Mary Crowley was established in 1992 by a Dallas businesswoman to fulfill a unique role in the community and to serve as research collaborators with community oncologists and academic centers. This organization is substantially funded by philanthropy and for additional information visit the website at www.marycrowley.org.

The SunWise® School Program is an environmental and health education program that aims to teach children and their caregivers how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun. Through the use of classroom-, school-, and community-based components, SunWise seeks to develop sustained sun-safe behaviors in schoolchildren. SunWise Schools receive materials that facilitate cross-curricular classroom learning.SunWise logo The program also encourages schools to provide a sun-safe infrastructure, including shade structures (e.g., canopies, trees) and policies (e.g., using hats, sunscreen, sunglasses) that promote sun protection in a school setting. Though based in schools, SunWise also supports community partnerships, such as inviting guest speakers to school assemblies, to enhance sun safety efforts.

Recognizing the many issues schools are asked to address daily, SunWise was developed with the needs of schools and educators in mind. The program was designed to provide maximum flexibility elements and can be used as stand-alone teaching tools or to complement existing school curricula. The time commitment necessary to implement SunWise is minimal, while the potential payoff in lower skin cancer rates – and other health benefits in the future – is high. For additional information visit the website at www.epa.gov/sunwise.