Retired teacher leaves $1.9M for cancer research

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Former Indianapolis teacher Margaret M. Weeks, who died in February at age 94, has left $1.9 million in her will to the Hoosier Oncology Group.

Hoosier Oncology Group spokesman Randy Dillinger said the organization doesn't know much about Weeks. Board of director Chairman Chris Fausel says the gift was totally unexpected. It is the second largest gift in the Indianapolis-based company's history.

The donation was made from a trust established by Weeks in 2001 through Fifth Third Bank in Evansville, where she was living until she died on February 14 at Good Samaritan Home in Evansville.

Fausel says the money will e used to hold more blood and tissue samples for research and to support other cancer research.

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