Dear Friends,

Medical research is making great progress in the treatment of blood-related diseases. The Melvyn H. Motolinsky Hematology Laboratory is a leader in this research.

As you know, our Foundation was established in memory of Melvyn H. Motolinsky to help fund the research necessary to prevent, diagnose, and treat leukemia and other blood-related diseases. In the past 40+ years, the Foundation has endowed the Melvyn H. Motolinsky Hematology Laboratory; The Melvyn, Ab, and Yetta Motolinsky Research Fellowship; and the Melvyn and Ab Motolinsky Chair in Hematology at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Your contributions have played an important role in advancing the understanding and treatment of blood-related diseases.

Forty-five years ago, Melvyn died of acute leukemia after six weeks of critical illness. If his diagnosis were made today, with advances in chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation resulting in disease remission, Melvyn would have a far greater chance of living a fulfilling and productive life as a brilliant attorney.

There are many people now suffering from blood-related diseases who fortunately have the benefit of the vast medical research of the past 40+ years. We must and we will continue to fund this important research for patients today and in the future.

We call upon you again to contribute and participate in this important effort to promote medical advances and save lives in patients with leukemia and blood-related diseases. Please enclose a check or sign the pledge at the bottom of this letter. The stroke of your pen today may help save a life in the future.

Please respond to our personal appeal on behalf of all those who are now suffering from blood-related diseases. We have been advised that your gift is deductible for income tax purposes, and we will acknowledge your gift by letter.

With warmest best wishes,

Jack Borrus – Treasurer
Clifton R. Lacy, M.D. – Chairman of the Board of Trustees