Recap of events held throughout the year to benefit the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's Division of Pediatric Oncology
Staying Connected with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society held their “Staying Connected” program at Towson University for students majoring in Family Studies to inform them about pediatric cancer in the school system and give them the knowledge to better cope with this situation when it occurs. Karen is a two time leukemia survivor. She recently relapsed after almost 10 years in remission. Karen was one of five of her friends to relapse in just a few months. Karen made sure each of her friends had the support they needed by reaching out to their friends and making them a hundred link paper chain with messages on each one – one to read every day after their bone marrow transplant.
10th Annual Zachary Hebda Gala
The 10th annual Zachary Hebda gala benefitted the Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology. The gala was held Saturday, April 5th and the Naval Academy stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. The night included a formal sit down dinner, live and silent auction, and video of the pediatric oncology ambassador, Austin Logothetis. Austin stood up to personally thank the guests and let them know about his favorite summer activity, the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology camp, Camp Sunrise.
Zachary Hebda passed in 1999 after developing an infection from his bone marrow transplant. In memory of Zachary, his parents founded The Zachary Hebda Foundation fourteen years ago. Today, the Hebda Foundation holds two annual events, the 5K and Gala to support pediatric cancer research at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Camp Sunrise.
We thank them for their continued support and friendship. Learn more about The Zachary Hebda Foundation.
Jane M. Johnston Bull Roast
The Bull and Oyster Roast was held on February 28, 2014 to support the Johns Hopkins run Camp Sunrise. The Foundation is committed to holding annual events to raise money for Camp Sunrise. We are so appreciative of the Jane M. Johnston Foundation for holding this "all you can eat" oyster and pit beef event.
(Pictured left: Stephanie Davis with Alex Johnston, founder of The Jane M. Johnston Foundation)
Hyundai Hope on Wheels
Hyundai dealers presented Dr. Eric Raabe in the Division of Pediatric Oncology with a check for $75,000 on July 11 at Johns Hopkins. Raabe has been selected as a 2012 Hyundai Scholar and the donation will support his research focusing on brain cancers.
Hyundai Hope on Wheels is the united effort of Hyundai Motor America and its more than 800 dealers across the U.S. to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to celebrate the lives of children battling the disease. Since the program’s inception in 1998, Hyundai has pledged $42 million for childhood cancer research in the U.S. Hyundai held a Handprint Ceremony to honor the brave children receiving treatment here, some of whom are with us today to add their handprints to the Hope on Wheels Hyundai Tucson.
Read more about Hyundai Hope on Wheels
13th Annual Zack's Run
The 13th Annual Zack's Run was held Sunday, September 23rd at the University of Maryland, College Park. The 5K and 1 mile family walk was attended by over 200 participants.
The event was presented by the Hebda Foundation along with AT&T Government Solutions and monies raised will benefit the division of pediatric oncology and Camp Sunrise.
Chesapeake Garden Pulllers Tractor Pull
The Chesapeake Garden Pullers raised over $1,950 for the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Division on September 15. This year doubled last year's benefit pull. In the photo to the left is Clyde Schuyler, the President of the Chesapeake Garden Pullers Club with Kathy Ruble, Ph.D. of the Pediatric Oncology Division.