Maria Wetzel Memorial Travel Assistance Fund

Maria wetzel

This fund memorializes Maria H. Wetzel, who succumbed to metastatic breast cancer in May of 2013. Maria was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996 and since then has been active in breast cancer support and advocacy groups. She worked as a research advocate for the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program and was a member of the Advisory Council of the California Breast Cancer Research Program. Maria served on the Data Safety Monitoring Boards of important clinical trials, including the innovative I-SPY2 study, and she assisted with the preparation of research grant proposals with National Cancer Institute scientists, with whom she also co-authored review articles. Maria spoke at National Breast Cancer Coalition training conferences, and was a much valued mentor at the NBCC's science training program for advocates, Project LEAD, preparing the next generation of advocates to make a difference. She was one of the first members of the ListServ, joining in 1996. She was a warm and caring friend to all. She posted to the List frequently, sharing the latest in research as well as being supportive of List members.

The Maria Wetzel Memorial Travel Assistance Fund is there to help List members in need of financial assistance for transportation to treatment or for attendence at annual list gatherings.

Please click here to apply for Travel Assistance.

PLEASE indicate on your check or money order, in the memo area that you are donating to the Maria Wetzel Memorial Travel Assistance Fund. If you use Paypal, there is a place to leave a note with this information in the Special Instruction area on the PayPal page. In either case, please be sure to include both your snail mail and email addresses so that we can send you a receipt.

If you have a question about donating to this fund, please feel free to email us.

Click here to use PayPal to donate to FBCL, using either a draw on your bank account, your Visa or Master Card.

You may also issue a check made payable to "FBCL" and mail it to:

Luis Rodriquez, Personal Banker
Grove Bank & Trust
2701 South Bayshore Drive
Miami, Florida 33133

Please note on the memo portion of your check into which fund you wish your donation directed.