The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) is honoring the legacy of Carson Leslie and the Carson Leslie Foundation by naming one of the conference rooms in CPRIT’s new office in the William B. Travis State Office Building after Carson. The institute recently informed the family about the decision through a personal letter.
The Carson Leslie Foundation, a Texas-based non-profit organization, was founded by its executive director Annette Leslie after losing her son to medulloblastoma, brain and spine cancer on January 12, 2010. Throughout the years, the foundation has worked to help children and teenagers fighting cancer by establishing partnerships with institutions such as CPRIT. The institute will now honor the efforts of the foundation, a decision made by CPRIT’s employees.