Making cancer a disease of the past inspires a legacy of giving by the Norris family

Lisa Hansen stepped among the steel girders, watching proudly as the building around her slowly took shape.

Her family has been a leading force behind many of the facilities at the USC Health Sciences Campus, like the one she was walking through that day. But as a hardhat-wearing Hansen made her way through the dust and din, the hammering and drilling, she was not only proud, but also amazed — because everyone she met at the site was brimming with passion for their work.

“From the architect to the project manager to the workers installing windows or putting down carpet, they all had this incredible spirit,” she recalled. “They knew all the good this building will bring.”

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