- The Piccolo Fund
Since the establishment of the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund, the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of all types has improved dramatically.
The Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund supports innovative cancer research initiatives that improve care for patients and honor the memory of Brian Piccolo, the Chicago Bear’s running back whose life was cut short by cancer at age 26.
Since its inception in 1970, the fund has committed nearly $10 million to the development of improved diagnostic tools and more effective treatments. Through research at its partner institutions — Rush University Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center — the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund is providing hope for cancer patients everywhere.