New center opens to support cancer research

GETZVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – Members of the Hirsch family cut the ribbon Saturday on the Center for the Jacquie Hirsch for A.L.L. Foundation in Getzville.

The Center will provide support for the Foundation’s mission of finding a cure for cancer. Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (A.L.L.) is a blood cancer that progresses rapidly and creates immature blood cells, rather than mature ones. Chances for a cure are much greater in children than in adults.

Jacquie Hirsch died six years ago last Saturday of A.L.L. at the age of 23. Since Jacquie’s death, the Hirsch family has been dedicated to seeking a cure, not only for A.L.L., but for all forms of cancer.

The Hirsch Foundation has raised almost $900,000 for cancer research and patient support.

This new center at 1641 N. French Road will provide a base for patient support, events, research, and increased awareness of various forms of cancer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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