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Bay Ridge Marlins
Candace Prevette Fund
Carolyn Elizabeth Lombardi Memorial Fund
Daniel Hartnett Sieck Fund
Dominic Zahlis Memorial Fund
Dorothy Friedman Caplan Guild
Edith Rosen Strauss Organization, Inc.
Grace Ossing Fund
Joan and Jonas Cash Fund
Joel B. Mitchell Memorial Fund
Love for Luca
Nicholas Seltzer Memorial Fund
Nicole Van Horn Trust Fund
Ryan August King Memorial Fund
Spencer Patrick Gleason Research Fund
Zoe Quinn Francis Fund
Pediatric Oncology Advisory Council member Bruce Reiter is the father of a childhood cancer survivor who works to ensure other children will also survive.
For the past ten years, Allyson and Bruce Reiter have hosted the Bay Ridge Marlin Swimathon to benefit pediatric cancer research at the Kimmel Cancer Center in honor of their daughter, Susie, a cancer survivor. The Bay Ridge swimmers team up with the Arundel Breakfast Club swimmers.
For more information, please contact Allyson Reiter at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In memory of Candace and her interest in helping others, her family and friends created a endowment to support research efforts in pediatric neuro-oncology. Candace Prevette wanted everyone to think of her when they were faced with hardships and fear.
The Lombardi family and friends established an endowment to support child life and social work activities for our pediatric oncology inpatients in memory of their beloved daughter Carolyn Elizabeth
Pediatric Oncology Advisory Council member Dean Coccia helps Chloe Coccia and other children like her.
Chloe’s Cause was inspired by Chloe Coccia to raise awareness and help families with children who have leukemia and Down Syndrome. Through contributions, Chloe’s Cause has supported inpatient nursing education and pediatric oncology research in the Division of Pediatric Oncology at Johns Hopkins.
Pediatric Oncology Advisory Council member Chris Hicks supports his daughter and all members of the Johns Hopkins family with children with cancer.
In October 2007, Courtney’s Fund was created in honor of Courtney Hicks. Courtney’s Fund supports the Kimmel Cancer Center Division of Pediatric Oncology Child Life program. The fund has generated over $28,000 to support the purchase of laptop computers for teens in the Oncology Outpatient Clinic and to establish the new Beads for Courage Program. Through the program, children tell their story, using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate milestones they have achieved along their unique treatment path.
Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology is pleased to participate in Beads of Courage, a national program designed to honor the challenging journey that children take while experiencing cancer and related treatments. A child receives a bead for procedures, tests and treatment milestones. The collection of beads become a symbol of courage and serves to remind them, their family and friends of all they have accomplished along their treatment path.
For more information, please visit Beads of Courage
In honor of their son, Daniel, the Sieck family created an endowment to further the understanding and improve the treatment of childhood cancers. A survivor of ALL, Dan used high school yearbook page to thank the “wonderful people at Hopkins.”
Poole and Associates, Inc. provides global solutions to a broad government and commercial customer base. In 2008, a member of the Poole family lost her son Dominic to leukemia. In an effort to support families affected by cancer, Poole & Associates established the Dominic Zahlis Memorial Fund¸ which assists John Hopkins ongoing research in pediatric oncology and supports Camp Sunrise. The Fund has raised over $53,000 to honor Dominic’s memory and to help the doctors and research scientists at Hopkins find a cure.
The Dorothy Friedman Caplan Guild raises funds for research to find a cure for cancer, in addition
to providing goods to and services for those affected by cancer. In 2008, the Guild celebrated 50 years of philanthropy.
This year, the Guild enabled twelve patients to attend Camp Sunrise.
The Edith Rosen Strauss Organization, Inc. was formed in 1952 and has raised over $2,000,000 in contributions for “Cancer Aid for Children”. The Strauss Organization conducts a wide range of activities such as trips, raffles, luncheons, shows, Walk for Kids, Strike Out Cancer bowling, and an annual Donor Ad Journal. New fund-raising ventures are eBay, a yard sale, BINGO and a Spring Bazaar. The Organization has supported cancer research at Johns Hopkins for the past fifteen years.
Pediatric Oncology Advisory Council member Ginny Mitchell and her husband fight ceaselessly against childhood cancer in the memory of their son and for the children of the Johns Hopkins family who battle with cancer.
Ginny and Fred Mitchell established the Joel B. Mitchell Memorial Fund after their son Joel, died of a Wilm’s Tumor in 1982. The endowment supports childhood cancer research. Additionally, Ginny created the Pediatric Oncology Friends in 1993. For 14 years, this group of volunteers worked tirelessly, raising over $1.3 million for cancer research.
Pediatric Oncology Advisory Council member Laura Lubrano supports her nephew in his fight to find a cure.
Love for Luca was created in 2009 on behalf of Luca Assante, a remarkable three- year old Annapolis native, who is currently battling cancer. The organization has hosted galas, walks, wine festivals and haircutting marathons, resulting in over $65,000 raised for the Kimmel Cancer Center Musculoskeletal Tumor Research program.
For more information, please visit Love for Luca's Facebook Page
Established in 1973, Miriam Lodge is the oldest independent, Jewish women’s organization in Maryland. All funds raised go to organizations and people in need, primarily in Maryland and in Israel. The Lodge supports the social work fund in the Division of Pediatric Oncology at Johns Hopkins.
The Nicole Van Horn Trust Fund, Inc. was founded in order to keep Nicole’s memory alive and to continue her dream of helping other children in need. One hundred percent of all money raised from the Fund’s annual fund-raiser is dedicated to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology patients and The Nicole Van Horn Scholarship fund.
Donna and Steve King created an endowment to support Dr. Donald Small’s research endeavors in loving memory of their son, Ryan August King, who died in 2000 from leukemia. They have also established an endowment to support the work of pediatric allergist, Dr. Robert Wood, of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
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The Spencer’s Friends Foundation established an endowment in memory of Spencer Patrick Gleason who lost his battle with brain cancer six days after his first birthday. A contribution from their Annual Golf Tournament and Picnic provides support for pediatric cancer research and assistance to their families.
Pediatric Oncology Advisory Council member Dan Moore and his wife fight childhood cancer on behalf of their son.
Tanner's Touch was created by Dan Moore and his wife in honor of their three-year-old son, Tanner, who was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in 2009. The organization raises money for pediatric cancer research and for the families of children with cancer.
The purpose of the Zoë Quinn Francis Fund is to help children with cancer by providing financial support to improve and enhance the quality of life for them and their families. To Zoë, life was not about sadness or cancer, but, about living each day to the fullest. Her life was about her love for family and friends. Zoë was a very special, brilliant, and brave little girl whose beautiful smile and amazing giggle touched the lives of all who knew her. This fund was created to keep Zoë’s legacy alive forever.