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Outback Clay Shoot

Outback Clay Shootout

The15th Annual Charity Clay Classic was held on June 6th at the Point at Pintails Farm in Queenstown Maryland.  This year, Dr. Daniel Zabransky, doctor of oncology at the Kimmel Cancer Center, and Pediatric Oncology survivor and Johns Hopkins ambassador, Patrick Brennan, spoke to the shooters 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 2-6 years old and included an array of different forms of mobile fun including bikes, trikes, and scooters.


Zachary Hebda Foundation Annual Gala

Hebda Gala

On Saturday, September 25, the Zachary Hebda Foundation's Annual Gala raised money for childhood cancer research and Camp Sunrise.  The foundation was made 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, stood up to tell the 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% of t-shirts purchased to childhood cancer research at Hopkins.  The hospital visit went very well as Zach spent over two hours visiting children in the hospital signing autographs, posing for pictures, and giving out Orioles’ merchandise.  To support Zach’s work to Strike Out Cancer, purchase a black and orange t-shirt today.
On Monday night, 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! 


Dance Fundraiser

dance fundraiser

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!  Last but not lease was the hysterical comedy of our favorite clown Dr. Boots.


Maryland Women's Basketball Camp Sunrise Night

MD basketball

Maryland's Women's Basketball invited Camp Sunrise participants to join the Terps as special guests for the annual Team Tyler Day, which promoting pediatric cancer awareness. Campers and their families were given ticket to attend this game. Before the game started 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 5 years of being cancer free.


The 8th Annual Jane M. Johnston Bull Roast

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% of the profits (up to $5000) for the grand opening. Thank you to Outback!


Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Pediatric Oncology facilities are located in the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.




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