Cancer Survivor Gives $8 Million To Clinic

CLEVELAND (AP) - A cancer survivor treated at the Cleveland Clinic has given $8 million to the research hospital.

Carl Glickman, 76, a Cleveland developer, said Wednesday that he and his wife, Babs, decided to help the clinic because "they saved my life."

Dr. Andrew Novick, head of the clinic's Urological Institute, said the gift was the largest the institute has received. The institute will be renamed the Glickman Urological Institute.

Last year doctors removed Glickman's cancerous kidney. Later he received a kidney in a transplant surgery that Novick performed.

The gift will pay for training and research and will cover future capital needs such as expansion, Novick said.

In the past four months Cleveland Browns owner Al Lerner and his wife, Norma, gave $100 million to the clinic and developer Sam Miller and his wife, Maria, gave $8 million.

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