Our Mission

The De Rosa foundation is dedicated to raising colon cancer awareness and promoting colon cancer research to advance its prevention and early treatment. We offer outreach support for those newly diagnosed with colon cancer. We have an advisory board of doctors who are able to guide patients through the next steps, and recommend treatment options.

Funds generated by The De Rosa Foundation proceeds will equally support the Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Family Registry at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center under the direction of José G. Guillem M.D., MPH, FACS and The North Shore University Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery under the direction of John A. Procaccino, M.D., FACS, FASCRS.

In addition, funds provided by the De Rosa Foundation are used in part, for salary support for the current Research Study Assistant involved with the efforts of the Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Family Registry at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Our contribution is also responsible for the hiring of a new research nurse, who will dedicate themselves fully to the mission of the registry.
All proceeds  raised benefit Dr. José G. Guillem’s colon cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and The North Shore University Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery under the direction of John A. Procaccino, M.D., FACS, FASCRS. The De Rosa Foundation is a 501 C (3) not-for-profit organization.