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Community Events and Programs

Johns Hopkins has events throughout the year to educate the public about cancer and to provide cancer screenings, particularly to minority and underserved populations in Baltimore. In addition, we host several annual events, and many community organizations and corporations hold events to benefit patients, research, and clinical care at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

See our Calendar of Events for a full listing for all scheduled events.  Also find events by cancer type.

Community Resources and Information:

Breast Cancer

More information on Pap Test in the Baltimore Community.

More information on Mammograms in the Baltimore Community.

Sampling of ongoing and upcoming events:

Wednesday Music and Market

Wednesday Music Market

When:    Every Wednesday from 10 AM - 2 PM ( Concert from 12-2 PM)

Where:   Science and Technology Park at Johns Hopkins - Ashland Avenue & North Wolfe Street

Great food, fresh produce and live music.


Stand Up To Cancer

SU2CStand Up To Cancer funding totaling more than $6 million to Johns Hopkins investigators was awarded in May 2009. The grants, established by the Entertainment Industry Foundation are funded with $73.6 million raised during a simultaneous primetime television broadcast on ABC, CBS and NBC television networks in September 2008. Two awards to Johns Hopkins-led teams were chosen by a 20-member panel of scientists, physicians, and patient advocates who reviewed more than 200 applications. A second broadcast, featuring Dream Team members from Johns Hopkins, was aired on September 10, 2010.

Cancer Survivors Day

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center is honored to host National Cancer Survivors Day each year. Patients and their families, along with faculty and staff, are invited to attend this celebration of life.  Held each year on the first Sunday in June at the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Building, the event includes inspirational speakers, resources for cancer survivors and their families, children's activities, music and refreshments.

Red Card Cancer

Red Card CancerThe world's game is fighting the world's toughest opponent. Red Card Cancer is a call to action uniting the soccer community and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center towards a cure for cancer. Proceeds from DC United soccer ticket sales and merchandise benefit the Kimmel Cancer Center.


Swim Across America

Swim Across America logoSwim Across America (SAA), a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events around the country. The 2013 open water and pool swims will be held on September 22 , with an open water swim starting from the Waltjen Shedlick Farm in Gibson Island Harbor and a pool swim at the Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center in Mount Washington. Proceeds  benefit the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Find out more about the Swim Across America Lab at Johns Hopkins and how you can join this year's swim!


B'More Healthy Expo

Each year, 25,000 people attend the B'More Healthy Expo at The Baltimore Convention Center. Our team of experts provide information about colon cancer, breast and prostate cancers, head and neck cancers and more. Look for the next expo on our Events Calendar.

Head and Neck Cancer Patient Education Day

Patients and families are invited to this free annual event held each April.

  • Share similar experiences in their daily challenges with head and neck cancer
  • Hear head and neck cancer specialists speak on current topics related to the disease
  • Have your questions answered during a panel discussion with head and neck cancer specialists

For more information, contact Amy Brady at 410-955-2309 or by email:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Komen Maryland and its volunteers serve the state by providing educational services and materials; organizing fundraising events such as Komen Maryland Race for the Cure; and awarding grants to programs that increase access to quality breast health care, including free screening, transportation to appointments, financial support, appropriate diagnostic testing and a wide range of follow-up services.

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is a two-day, forty-mile walk held in locations around the country.  The Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center participates each year in Washington, D.C.. The 2013 Walk will take place:

Take a walking tour of America’s capital and fight breast cancer! Sign up today for the Johns Hopkins team and get an up-close-and-personal view of some of our country’s most treasured monuments.

To be part of the Johns Hopkins team, will take place May For more information, contact Debby Stewart or 410-502-0516.


Leukemia Light the Night Walk

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds lifesaving research and support for people battling cancer. Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams and millions of consumers help by donating at retail outlets. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening walks in over two hundred communities each fall across North America. The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is a beneficiary of funds raised by Light the Night.

Bayhawks vs. Childhood Cancer


The two things that Maryland is famous for—the best of medicine and the best of lacrosse—are joining forces to take down childhood cancer. The 2010 MLL Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks take on childhood cancer as their first opponent of the season. On May 14, 2011, as the Bayhawks meet the Rochester Rattlers, they will be playing to raise vital research dollars and awareness for the pediatric cancer program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Sarcoma Awareness Event

 See our Events Calendar for upcoming dates.


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