William Pomeroy undergoing treatment for his blood cancer

Our Work

We want to make a real and meaningful difference in the lives of patients. That’s why our mission focuses on raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis.

Our support spans a number of vital areas, impacting patient health and the care they receive. This work encompasses registering bone marrow donors, investing in innovative ways to find better treatments, and providing support for lodging and comfort to patients and families. We also provide people facing a diagnosis with useful resources that helps them navigate their circumstances and make informed decisions about their health.

To fulfill this part of our mission, we established two funds at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: The William G. Pomeroy Foundation Endowed Fund for AML Research and The William G. Pomeroy Foundation Fund for Stem Cell Transplant Research.

This investment enables Dr. Ted Alyea and his team to leverage Dana-Farber’s intellectual and scientific resources to move discoveries out of the lab and into the clinic. These efforts accelerate the delivery of new strategies for treating AML (acute myeloid leukemia) and preventing recurrence, and ultimately, will provide new hope to patients and families facing this difficult disease.

Bill Pomeroy and Dr. Ted Alyea
William and Sandra Pomeroy with staff of Crouse Hospital

Supporting Crouse Hospital is another significant part of our health-related initiatives. From offering scholarships, to supporting the Pomeroy College of Nursing and Pomeroy Emergency Services Department, we want to make sure patients receive the kind of care and resources they need.

The Pomeroy Foundation is also a sponsor of the Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network’s (BMT InfoNet) highly acclaimed Celebrating a Second Chance at Life Survivorship Symposium, which provides educational workshops by leading transplant experts about medical, emotional and financial challenges that can occur long-term after transplant.

In addition to bone marrow registration drives, we support and work closely with Be The Match® operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP). They manage the largest and the most diverse marrow registry in the world, as well as conduct research to improve transplant outcomes, provide support and resources for patients, and partner with a global network. Be the Match and NMDP work hard every day to save lives through transplant.

Paula Miller at a Be The Match event