The Schueck and McCarty family has committed $1 million to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ effort to achieve a National Cancer Institute Designation for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
According to Marge Schueck, her family is passionate about achieving the NCI designation for the cancer institute. “As our family has witnessed, the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is a lifeline for countless individuals in our state and region,” Schueck said in a statement. “We are grateful for the opportunity to help UAMS reach this milestone and achieve NCI Designation.”
Marge and her late husband Tom Schueck moved to Arkansas from St. Louis Missouri, and Tom founded Lexicon Inc., a heavy construction company, in 1968. Tom and Marge have two children: Jennifer Schueck McCarty and Patrick Schueck.
This is the second $1 million pledge toward UAMS’ effort to achieve the NCI designation. Larry Crain Sr. pledged $1 million to the effort in honor of his late wife.
Currently, there are 71 National Cancer Institute designated cancer centers in the United States. This designation allows centers to access federal research funding and offer clinical trials unavailable to non-designated centers.
According to a UAMS news release, the Schueck family has given more than $2 million to UAMS to date.