A $25 million gift from the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation Commitment is to be distributed across five cancer centers in the US. With this donation the cancer centers will work toward equitable care in underserved communities, enhancing services that reduce barriers to high-quality care through measures such as increased screenings, early diagnosis and treatment, and patient navigation services.
When the Ralph Lauren Foundation was established in 2001, the organization planted their core values in cancer care support and prevention, environmental care, enhancing community access to care, and partnerships with various nonprofits and volunteer organizations.
“When someone we love has cancer, it affects all of us — our families, our friends, our communities,” says Ralph Lauren, “While we have made significant progress and advancements in the fight against cancer, barriers to care and access persist, particularly in medically underserved and vulnerable communities. It is our hope that, together, we can strengthen avenues of support and generate meaningful change for families and communities who need it most.”