This is a breath of fresh air as cancer donations have not been in the news as imagemuch as they have been in the past due to economic conditions.  The research money will center around genomics at Johns Hopkins relating to finding cures for cancer. 

With opening the Center for Personalized Cancer Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer the donation could not have come at a better time.  In addition the Goodwin's have also made other major donations to other centers relative to providing funds for cancer research.  BD

Philanthropists William H. Goodwin Jr. and Alice T. Goodwin, known for their generosity in supporting local causes, have given $30 million for cancer research to Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University.

The money from the Goodwins' Commonwealth Foundation for Cancer Research is being used to establish a research center focused on gene-based, personalized cancer treatments.Goodwins' Commonwealth Foundation

"We are now entering into a new phase or era of cancer research, and it's going to center around genomics," Goodwin said last week.

Over the years, the Goodwins' foundation, which was established in 2002, has made generous donations to other cancer centers, including Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Virginia Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

"The Commonwealth Foundation of Virginia and the Goodwin family have been very generous to VCU Massey Cancer Center and to Virginia Commonwealth University as a whole," Massey Cancer Center spokeswoman Jenny Owen said. "We're very grateful for their ongoing support.

William Goodwin sold AMF Bowling for $1 billion in the late 1990s.

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/business/2011/aug/28/tdmet01-philanthropists-give-30-million-to-johns-h-ar-1268861/

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