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The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation Exceeds One Million Dollars
In Funding Research to “Cure” Colorectal Cancer; Launches
Signature Chocolate Bar to Commemorate 5th Year Anniversary
Los Angeles, CA – Gloria Borges is the founder of The WunderGlo Foundation whose mission is to eradicate colorectal cancer, save lives, and provide patient support to empower cancer warriors everywhere. Gloria was an attorney at the Los Angeles based O’Melveny & Myers LLP and was on the path towards partnership when she was sideswiped with Stage-4 Colon Cancer at age 28, with no symptoms or family history. Gloria’s inspirational journey embodied her mantra to “Love Life” and “Be Grateful” for every day, regardless of life’s obstacles. After her untimely passing in January 2014, at age 32, Gloria’s legacy, spirit and vision lives on through The WunderGlo Foundation under the leadership of her Mother, Rebecca Keller, who carries the goals, responsibilities, and Mission to Fight On.
Since 2012, The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation has donated over One Million Dollars to Colorectal Cancer Research to help fund “The Cure”. Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz, M.D., FACP, is the Associate Director for Adult Oncology and Co-Leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Program at USC Norris and is Co-Founder of The Wunder Project, the bold and progressive initiative launched by Gloria Borges in 2013. Every penny raised under The Wunder Project goes directly to cutting-edge research under the leadership of Lenz and Wunder Project’s “Dream Team”. Dr. Lenz, world renowned oncologist/researcher/clinician, focuses on topics including the regulation of gene expression involved in drug resistance, patients at high risk of developing colorectal cancer, determination of carcinogenesis, methods of early detection, and better surveillance of these cancers.
In celebration of their 5th Year Anniversary, One-Million Dollar funding Milestone and in honor of Gloria’s vision to promote a healthy mind, body and spirit, The WunderGlo Foundation has launched its health-conscious and delicious signature Chocolate Bar at Sweet! Hollywood. Since WunderGlo supports a vegan diet, their signature bar consists of Dark Chocolate, Roasted Almonds, Dried Blueberries (blue for colon cancer), Rice Krispies and Sea Salt. The WunderGlo Foundation receives $2 for each candy bar sold. You can purchase your WunderGlo candy bar at Sweet! Hollywood located in the Hollywood & Highland Center, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 201, L.A., CA 90028 or on-line at: www.sweetlosangeles.com, then click on Chocolate Bar Collections, Cause Candy
The WunderGlo Foundation will not rest until there is a cure for colon cancer. For more information about the WunderGlo Foundation, patient support programs, research updates, or how to donate, please visit us at www.wunderglofoundation.org Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit org; Federal Tax ID 45-2823314