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Giving To The FGCIU

Message from the FGICU Team:


The race for medical discoveries has no finish line. We stand at the threshold of a pivotal time in genetic medicine, one that has the potential to transform the way we treat and prevent diseases. But we cannot do it alone. Join us. When our supporters make gifts, they create a ripple effect: one life brightening another, then another, and on for generations. One gift can help many families by funding genetic testing that is necessary and expensive, funding research projects that could identify new ways to treat cancer, and helping families connect with specialists they otherwise could not afford. Your gift could change a life. We encourage you to become a part of this visionary legacy by making a gift to the FGICU today.


Please contact us we would be happy to discuss how your donation could change lives.


Sandee Bernklau MSN, FNP-BC, CGRN

Gastroenterology/Pancreatobiliary Nurse Practitioner

Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Unit


University of Illinois at Chicago

Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (MC716)

Department of Medicine

Clinical Sciences Building

840 South Wood Street

Chicago, IL 60612

Office: (312) 413-7676

Fax: (312) 996-2242 #9182

Email: Sbern@uic.edu

We provide comprehensive state-of-the-art care for all members of families that have a high risk for developing gastrointestinal or other types of related cancers because of an inherited predisposition.