What We Do

The WunderGlo Foundation has three distinct functions, all geared toward snuffing out colon cancer and helping patients and their families take back their power over the disease:

SUPPORTING CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH AND TREATMENTS The WunderGlo Foundation will make several grants throughout the year to National Cancer Institutes and non-profit organizations that help us move closer to a cure every day. To raise the funds necessary to make these grants, The WunderGlo Foundation will host several fundraising events throughout the year, from an annual gala to poker, golf, and basketball tournaments.

PROMOTING HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES Through programming and information found on the Foundation’s website, The WunderGlo Foundation strives to inspire people to eat right, exercise, sleep well, stay positive, and honor their bodies by taking good care of them. This applies equally to those who are battling cancer and those who are not fighting the disease. At both fundraising events and on the website, The WunderGlo Foundation provides a blueprint for how to live healthily and happily.

THE WUNDER PROJECT RESEARCH. WunderGlo Foundation Funded Research, credited since 2015, has been published in 52-peer reviewed research papers, including New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Annals of Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research and Molecular Cancer Therapeutics and over 500 peer reviewed publications to date.

CONNECTION WITH CANCER WARRIORS AND THEIR SUPPORT NETWORKS The WunderGlo Foundation aims to be a distinctly personal organization. Any and every patient with questions, concerns, or in need of support is encouraged to read the content on the website and on Gloria’s blog and to get in touch with any of the officers of The WunderGlo Foundation. We are here to help you get empowered. We are here to help you beat the hell out of cancer. WE ARE HERE. FOR YOU.

Who We Are and Why We’re Different

The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation continues to thrive. Our Mission Statement says it all “The WunderGlo Foundation will not rest until there is a cure for colon cancer.” In February 2013, we launched The Wunder Project, a $250-Million Dollar capital campaign to the “cure” of colorectal cancer, co-founded by Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz. We won’t stop until cancer does. 

  • The Los Angeles Business Journal named Gloria and The WunderGlo Foundation: The Philanthropist of The Year in 2015.
  • The WunderGlo Foundation dedicated the G.I. Oncology Lab of Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz for the Cure of Colorectal Cancer at USC Norris Comprehensive Center.
  • The WunderGlo Foundation has gifted $1.3-Million Dollars in funding research for the cure of colorectal cancer, detailed in The Wunder Project as of 12/8/2019
  • The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation Reiki & Guided Meditation Program for cancer patients/caregivers in So.Cal both off site & on-site at USC-Norris Cancer Center. (Free)
  • On-Line Support Group – called “WunderGlo Chat” -Private offered to patients/caregivers
  • Grants directed to Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz at USC-Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and to Dr. Christina Curtis at Stanford University Medical School. The Stanford grant targets urgent work/understanding the mechanisms of colorectal cancer progression.
  • The WUNDER PROJECT RESEARCH – WunderGlo Foundation Funded Research, credited since 2015, has been published in 52-peer reviewed research papers, including New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Annals of Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research and Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.
  • In 2016, through Wunder Project funding, new biomarker patents have been filed at USC-Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • “The Children of WunderGlo” Programs support children of cancer patients through our Annual Holiday Toy Drive/Distribution & Annual Scholarships to graduating High School Students who have lost a parent to colon cancer & are pursuing their secondary educations. 14 scholarships have been awarded to date. In 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, WunderGlo created Love Life face masks that were given for free and distributed to the children of cancer patients throughout the country.
  • The WunderGlo Foundation holds events/campaigns and offers support services to colorectal cancer patients and their families throughout the country.

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