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Coca Cola CEO Donates $6 Million Towards Cancer Nanotechnology Research

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. Chairman and CEO John Brock and his family have given $6 million to create two endowed faculty chairs at Emory University and Georgia Tech to support research in cancer nanotechnology.

Brock's mother, Anise McDaniel Brock, never smoked and lived a healthy lifestyle, but was stricken with lung and colon cancer in 2006. She was treated primarily in Mississippi, where she lived, until her family brought her to Emory.

After her death in December 2007, the Brock family began looking for ways to help researchers develop new leads in the early detection and treatment of cancer. A Georgia Tech alumnus, Brock talked with cancer researchers and physicians at Emory and Georgia Tech about their nanomedicine research program. He also worked with the Georgia Cancer Coalition and the Georgia Research Alliance to help enhance the value of his donation.

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