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Remembering Shirley Howard
Shirley Howard, founder and president of the Children’s Cancer Foundation, died on August 14, 2013. She was 88.
A champion of children with cancer, Howard’s foundation funded more than $16 million for investigator research and facilities at Johns Hopkins. Among the Children’s Cancer Foundation’s most recent gifts was a $5 million pledge for the pediatric cancer inpatient unit in the new Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center at Johns Hopkins.
“We are all saddened by the news of Shirley Howard’s passing,” says Donald Small, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Pediatric Oncology at Johns Hopkins. “There are few people who have worked as tirelessly for children with cancer. We are so appreciative of her support and extend our deepest sympathies to her family. She will be missed.”
The Division of Pediatric Oncology at Johns Hopkins is fortunate to be joined by many creative and motivated champions in the fight to end childhood cancer.
We thank our individual, corporate, and foundation partners for their generous support and commitment to help find better treatments and cures for children with cancer.
We applaud the organizers of events and activities for putting their compassion into action and naming the Division of Pediatric Oncology at Johns Hopkins as their beneficiary.
If you would like to become a Care Partner of the Division of Pediatric Oncology at Johns Hopkins, please contact us:
Stephanie Rice Davis
Director of Development
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
750 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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