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Raising Hopes and Dreams for Children with Cancer

Two Organizations Raise $2 Million Combined for Pediatric Oncology

This December, Outback Steakhouse and Optimist International both have pledged $1 million dollars for pediatric oncology research at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

December 10, the Optimist International completed their $ 1 million dollar legacy endowment to childhood cancer research. The Optimists have been "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" since 1919.  Optimists conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.  Dr. Eric Schafer is currently the 2009 – 2011  Optimist Fellow.

Optimist International Check Presentation
Optimist International Check Presentation

December 16, Outback Steakhouse representatives formed a human chain to deliver their annual hundreds of holiday toys to pediatric oncology. Outback had pledged $ 1 million dollars, to fund the Pediatric Oncology Outpatient Teen Education and Playroom in the new Children’s Tower and the Outback Steakhouse Cures for Kids  Research Endowment.

Outback Representatives deliver bags of toys for Pediatric Oncology
Outback Representatives deliver bags of toys for Pediatric Oncology
 

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