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CALIFORNIA: $1 Million Donation for AIDS Research Highlights Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards


Desert Sun (Palm Springs) (02.12.12) - Monday, February 13,

Saturday night's 18th annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala drew a record-breaking 1,500 Desert AIDS Project supporters to the Palm Springs Convention Center. The event's proceeds are expected to top $1.5 million. A high point of the evening was the announcement of a $1 million gift from Annette Bloch, wife of H&R Block founder Richard Bloch. DAP will use this donation to support its entry into the field of research: It has plans for a clinical trial of a new hepatitis C drug, as well as a study to determine whether chemotherapy and radiation alone are better than less-invasive surgeries for treating anal cancer.


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