Northwestern Mutual increases research for childhood cancer through grants

Special to The Freeman

Oct. 22, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, is funding four new Young Investigator grant awards for childhood cancer research.

These grants support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator program. They are designed as start-up funds for scientists at the early stages of their careers to pursue promising research ideas.

The addition of these four research projects results in eight funded research projects this year, totaling $800,000.

Each researcher receives a grant of $100,000 over a two-year period. Four of the recipients received their initial funding last year.

For more information, visit www.northwesternmutualfoundation.com.