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AICR Publishes Recommendations for Cancer Prevention

Financial professional Gary Fournier serves as a managing director for JP Morgan in Los Angeles, where he manages the financial portfolios of high-net-worth individuals. Additionally, Gary Fournier supports a number of organizations that pursue essential research discoveries related to cancer, including the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR). 

AICR was founded on the principle that some cancers can be prevented with a concentrated focus on lifestyle choices. To this end, the organizations has published a list of recommendations for cancer prevention. These recommendations are evidence-based conclusions derived from rigorous research and reports. Here are a few of them:

1. Maintain a healthy weight. Research shows that maintaining a weight that is on the lower end of the body mass index recommendations can dramatically decrease the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.

2. Engage in 30 minutes of physical activity per day. Exercise has been shown to strengthen the immune sys…
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The Debi and Gary Fournier Cervical Cancer Research Fund

Gary Fournier manages in excess of $1 billion in client assets in his role as managing director with JP Morgan in Los Angeles. A supporter of a number of charitable causes, Mr. Fournier has joined with his wife in forming the Debi and Gary Fournier Cervical Cancer Research Fund.

In partnership with the Jonsson Center Cancer Foundation at UCLA, the Debi and Gary Fournier Cervical Cancer Research Fund works to benefit the more than 500,000 women each year who receive a cervical cancer diagnosis. The fund, which was established following Mrs. Fournier’s 2011 diagnosis with cervical cancer, supports research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center/Translational Oncology Research Lab. 

Currently, the Fourniers’ fund is helping the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center/Translational Oncology Research Lab to study cancer cell lines in an effort to foster a deeper understanding of the disease. In the future, and with the fund’s financial assistance, UCLA researchers plan to use the f…

New Cervical Cancer Fund Targets Much-Needed Treatment Research

A managing director at JP Morgan Securities in Los Angeles, Gary Fournier previously held executive positions at companies such as UBS/Payne Webber, Smith Barney, and Kidder Peabody. After his wife contracted cervical cancer, he helped her establish the the Debi & Gary Fournier Cervical Cancer Research Fund at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The new Cervical Cancer Research Fund seeks to provide support to women with cervical cancer and to offer financial assistance for research efforts in the field. Although cervical cancer affects more than 500,000 women yearly and has become fourth on the list of cancers affecting women, little progress has been made in research or updated treatments.

When Debi discovered that reality through the cancer treatment process, she talked to oncologist Dr. Gottfried Konecny about the issue. He recommended she contact the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation. That recommendation ultimately led to the creation of the new research fund.

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Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Offers Nature Walks

Based in Los Angeles, California, Gary Fournier is a managing director at JP Morgan who has ranked among Barron’s list of the Top 1,200 financial advisors in the United States. An active philanthropist, Gary Fournier has contributed to several local organizations, such as the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC).

For nearly three decades, PVPLC has worked diligently to protect more than 1,500 acres of land along the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Under the stewardship of the organization, this space serves as an arena in which visitors of all ages can learn about the local ecosystem. One of the ways that PVPLC fosters this education is through its nature walk events, which give participants a closer look at the peninsula.

PVPLC’s Guided Nature Walks have attracted thousands of visitors over the years. Each month, volunteer guides bring visitors to different parts of the peninsula and educate them about the flora and fauna that make their home in each area. These leisurely walks are…

Center for Learning Unlimited - Meeting the Unique Needs of Students

Gary Fournier serves as a managing director with JP Morgan, where he manages more than $1 billion in assets for high-net-worth clients. Outside of work, Gary Fournier is active in charitable giving and donates to the Center for Learning Unlimited. 

Dedicated to helping K-12 students who have complex learning challenges, the Center for Learning Unlimited is a specialized day school in Torrance, California. The center relies on individualized education plans, relationship-based interventions, and year-round programs to meet the unique needs of students.

The center’s relationship-based intervention model has reaped impressive outcomes, with 90 percent of students returning to their original schools, 60 percent graduating from high school, and 70 percent eventually finishing their postsecondary education.

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