Family’s $1 Million Gift Fuels the Fight Against Cancer “Most glioblastoma patients face a short and hopeless future, but UCLA gave me a sense of relief.”
Jack and Joanne are no strangers to philanthropy: they have supported arts, education, legal services for the poor, minority opportunities, and women’s rights. But their gift to the UCLA Brain Tumor Center, to advance research, came from a deeply personal place.
Art + Vision: Steve Lyons After a sudden brain cancer diagnosis, international award-winning artist, Steve Lyons sought treatment from the best of the best: Dr. Linda Liau, chair of the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery and W. Eugene Stern Chair in Neurosurgery. After facing this life-changing experience, Steve decided to dedicate his talent and passion to help advance leading-edge research and increase access to high-quality care.