The Helen Knoll Foundation is partnering with the San Diego Blood Bank and GrassrootsHealth.net to launch a pilot study on the benefits of optimal vitamin D3 blood serum levels and lowering the occurrence of breast cancer.
The Helen Knoll Foundation will be launching a GoFundMe campaign on Giving Tuesday ( December 1st, 2020 ) to raise the funds necessary for the San Diego Blood Bank to measure vitamin D3 levels during blood donations. By partnering with the San Diego Blood Bank, we are proactively making vitamin D3 testing accessible to a greater number of women across all income levels” said David Knoll, a Founder of the Helen Knoll Foundation.
According to a study published in 2018 in the online issue of PLOS ONE by UCSD ( in collaboration with Creighton University, Medical University of South Carolina, and GrassrootsHealth.net ), higher levels of vitamin D3 are associated with decreased risk of breast cancer. Other studies have found the effect of increased vitamin D3 blood serum levels lower the occurrence of breast cancer by 50-83%. In giving blood, donors would receive their blood serum levels, allowing for supplementation to get the optimal cancer prevention protection of vitamin D3.
The Helen Knoll Foundation is a San Diego, CA-based nonprofit started in 2006 to memorialize the life of Helen Knoll, who passed away at 48 years of age after two long battles with breast cancer, leaving behind two daughters. The Helen Knoll Foundation is determined to help women of any age prevent Breast Cancer, especially providing resources for mother/daughter interventions. The Foundation does this in the hopes of saving the lives of women across the country before they develop breast cancer.
The San Diego Blood Bank is a certified 501 c3 non-profit organization serving hospitals in San Diego, Imperial, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties, and is also the primary provider of blood to Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. They are the safety net for our regional blood needs.
GrassrootsHealth is an Encinitas, CA-based nonprofit public health research organization dedicated to moving public health messages regarding vitamin D3 from research into practice. It has a panel of 48 senior vitamin D3 researchers from around the world contributing to its operations.