Hey–check-out this article about Microsoft co-founder and cancer survivor Paul Allen:
Microsoft co-founder pledges fortune to philanthropy
Thu Jul 15, 2010
Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) co-founder Paul Allen, who has been treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, said on Thursday he is committing most of his estimated $13.5 billion fortune to philanthropy after his death.
The implication is much of the money will go toward cancer research. Read the rest of the article from Reuters: Paul Allen’s estate to be used to “continue the work of the Foundation and to fund nonprofit scientific research.”
Wow! That’s a lot of money which could eventually be put to good use. My question: Mr. Allen, why wait until after your death to flood cancer research with a much needed infusion of extra cash? Your fellow cancer patients and survivors could really use the help!
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat