Outback Holiday Toy Drop
The Annual Outback Holiday Toy Drop was held Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Outback restaurants from all over the region donated toys for children with cancer during this holiday season. After delivering hundreds of toys to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology, volunteers heard from division head, Dr. Donald Small, and ambassador Amanda Endres.
The 8th Annual Andrew Bentz Bull and Oyster Roast was held on October 24, 2015. The Bull Roast, hosted by the family of Andrew Bentz, raises awareness and funds for graft vs. host disease, a perilous side effect of receiving a bone marrow transplant. The money raised from this event was donated to Dr. Allen Chen, who conducts research on graft vs. host disease.
On Halloween Day, Rogers Farm in Stevenson hosted the first Fun on the Farm day to benefit the Spencer Grace Tully Foundation. The day was full of fun activities such as pumpkin decorating, face painting, hay rides, corn mazes, and more. The Spencer Grace Tully Foundation raises money to benefit brain cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology.
The U.S. Park Police hosted yet another entertaining golf tournament to raise money for pediatric cancer research at Johns Hopkins. Many of the Park Police have been touched by cancer through family, friends, and co-workers, and are committed to contributing to help find better treatments for kids with cancer.
Ray and Pam Goldberg celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary by hosting a golf tournament and reception to benefit the Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology. Ray was inspired to donate to pediatric cancer support after seeing a child with cancer.
This event helped raise money for pediatric cancer research and the child life department at Hopkins. Ray and Pam’s friends and family attended to support them and help raise money for pediatric cancer support.
Outback Clay Shoot
The15th Annual Charity Clay Classic was held on June 6th at the Point at Pintails Farm in Queenstown Maryland. This year, Daniel Zabransky of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, and pediatric cancer survivor and Johns Hopkins ambassador Patrick Brennan spoke to the event's attendees thanking them for their contributions. This annual clay shoot, hosted by Outback Steakhouse, is one of the many ways they support research for pediatric oncology at Johns Hopkins.
The Redeemer Parish Day School hosted a Trike-a-Thon to help raise money for pediatric cancer research at Johns Hopkins. The participants in this fundraiser ranged from two to six years old and included an array of mobile fun including bikes, trikes, and scooters.
Zachary Hebda Foundation Annual Gala
On Saturday, September 25, the Zachary Hebda Foundation's Annual Gala raised money for childhood cancer research and Camp Sunrise. The foundation was named in honor of Zachary, who lost his battle with cancer many years ago. The foundation hosts the gala and a 5K run to support pediatric cancer research.
The gala presented a beautiful retrospective video including ambassadors who have spoken at the gala for the past four years. Current ambassador Kaitlyn Dorman told guests why she loves Camp Sunrise and can’t wait to go back this year.
Black Faculty and Staff Association Masquerade Ball
The 20th Celebration of the BFSA at Johns Hopkins University was held Friday April 17th at Martin’s West. The BFSA used this night to raise money for the Pediatric Oncology Haploidentical Bone Marrow Transplant research. Johns Hopkins faculty member and Pediatric Oncology Advisory Council member, Caroline Laguerre Brown spoke about the life saving haploidentical bone marrow transplant her son received at Hopkins.
Orioles Baseball Player Zach Britton Visits Pediatric Oncology Patients
Orioles’ pitcher Zach Britton visited the Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology in April to promote the campaign to Strike Out Cancer, which donates 25 percent of t-shirts purchased to childhood cancer research at Johns Hopkins. During his visit, Zach signed autographs, posed for pictures, and distributed Orioles’ merchandise.
Then, pediatric oncology patient Elijah Davis threw out the first pitch at the Oriole game against the New York Yankees. Zach Britton gave him a tour of the locker rooms before leading him out on the field. Elijah stood on the pitcher’s mound and threw the ball with all his might and passed the home plate line! Great job Elijah!
On Saturday, April 11th, at the American Legion in Reisterstown, Mr. Dean Jones held a fundraiser to support Pediatric Oncology. His guests danced the night away after enjoying great food and witty banter from the host.
Ace Deming Foundation
The Ace Deming Foundation hosted a fun event in the great room for any children and families at Johns Hopkins on Thursday! Special appearances from Iron Man, Super Man, Ariel, Snow White, Capatin America and many of their friends. Anna and Elsa from Frozen sang two of their favorite songs, Do Want to Build a Snowman? and Let it Go. After this musical performance, the crowd was amazed by a talented magician who could juggle anything!
Maryland Women's Basketball Camp Sunrise Night
Maryland's Women's Basketball invited Camp Sunrise participants to join the Terps as special guests for the annual Team Tyler Day, which promoted pediatric cancer awareness. Campers and their families were given tickets to attend this game. Before the game, campers went on the court for a pre-game recognition.
Tanner's Touch Casino Night
Another successful event to benefit Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology. Particpants enjoyed a night of gambling and philanthropy. Tanner also celebrated five years of being cancer free.
The 8th Annual Jane M. Johnston Bull Roast
The Bull Roast to benefit Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology took place on Friday, February 27 from 7:30 to 11:30 at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood. Two ambassador’s, Quincy and Kaitlyn, spoke about their treatment and time at Camp Sunrise. The foundation was started in honor of Alex Johnston’s late wife, who had hoped to start an organization for children with cancer before she died of cancer. Alex continued her dream and has spent the last eight years improving the lives of children with cancer.
Camp Sunrise Happy Hour
Thank you to everyone who came to support Camp Sunrise at Alexander’s Tavern on Friday, January 23rd. We had a great turnout and so much fun raising money for our favorite camp!
Proceeds from the Happy Hour benefit Camp Sunrise
Outback Charity Event
On Wednesday, January 21, Outback Steakhouse opened its doors for the first time in the Towne Centre in Laurel. Outback Steakhouse chose Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology to receive 50 percent of the profits (up to $5000) for the grand opening. Thank you to Outback!