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Promise and Progress - Cancer Center Healing and Sharing: A Tribute to our Fellow Citizens, Sept. 11, 2001
Sidney Kimmel Gives Hopkins Its Biggest Gift Ever
Cancer Center Healing and Sharing: A Tribute to our Fellow Citizens, Sept. 11, 2001
Date: December 1, 2002
The events of September 11, 2001, touched all of our lives in some way. Our patients, clinicians, scientists, and staff, who work so passionately to preserve life, have struggled with the human toll this day brought. While we are haunted by the visual images of national landmarks crumbling to the ground, my colleagues and I profoundly understand that buildings—no matter how celebrated—are but a vehicle for the accomplishments of the talented and dedicated people who work within them.
And so, on September 14, 2001, we joined together in a healing service in honor of those affected by the tragic events in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania on September 11. We reflected upon the events, shared our grief, and vowed our support to one another as we move forward. We share with you some of the thoughts about this great and resilient nation. Martin D. Abeloff, M.D., DirectorSidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
“America is the heart and mind of its people.”
“America is my grandfather who came as a child to the gates of Ellis Island. When he looked up at the Statue of Liberty, he immediately knew the meaning of freedom.”
“America is being able to fulfill my dreams and ambitions without fear of oppression.”
“America is EMTs, firemen, and policemen who unselfishly gave their own lives to save others.”
“Promise, hope, freedom, strength.We always overcome.”
“America is ordinary people coming together to overcome the events of September 11.”
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- Solving the Mystery of Melanoma
- Another Breakthrough Treatment for Leukemia
- Research in Action: Big Tobacco Pays Up
- New Prostate Cancer Drug Delays Disease Progression
- CRF Research Grant Summaries
- Cancer Center Healing and Sharing: A Tribute to our Fellow Citizens, Sept. 11, 2001
- Questions and Answers Regarding the Recent Kimmel Gift for Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins
- Sidney Kimmel Gives $150 Million to Hopkins for Cancer Research and Patient
- Interview: The Cancer Patient's Advocate
- The Aplastic Anemia Controversy
- Young Woman's Death Inspired Kimmel's Philanthropic Journey