RALEIGH — A Raleigh couple has pledged $10 million to a Texas medical center where the husband was successfully treated for cancer.
Charles and Daneen Stiefel will give the money to the MD Anderson Head and Neck Cancer Center in Houston, where Charles Daneen was treated starting in 2007. He credits the center and its staff with saving his life.
“I literally owe my life to the physicians and staff, which is why Daneen and I feel humbled and thankful to be able to make this gift,” Charles Stiefel said in a statement.
Charles Stiefel is the former chairman and CEO of Stiefel Laboratories, a dermatology company that moved its research headquarters to Research Triangle Park in 2006. The company was bought by GlaxoSmithKline in 2009 for $2.9 billion.
The head and neck cancer center at MD Anderson will be renamed for Charles and Daneen Stiefel. The couple had previously donated $1 million to MD Anderson in 2009.