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Johns Hopkins Breast Center Advocate Named Maryland Hall of Famer - 03/18/2010

Johns Hopkins Breast Center Advocate Named Maryland Hall of Famer

Release Date: March 18, 2010

Two – time breast cancer survivor and Johns Hopkins administrator, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS was inducted into the 25th Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame by the Maryland Commission for Women, during a ceremony on March 18. The honor is given to Maryland women who have made unique and lasting contributions to the economic, political, cultural and social life of the state and are models of achievement for future female leaders.

Shockney, who is the administrative director of the Avon Foundation Breast Center at Johns Hopkins, was the first hospital nurse appointed as a Johns Hopkins University distinguished assistant professor.  Considered the “heart and soul” of the Breast Center, Shockney’s career spans more than twenty-five years as a leader in breast cancer patient advocacy, patient and consumer education, support, quality care, and community outreach. She is a nationally-recognized public speaker on the subject of breast cancer treatment and has written 11 books. Shockney also serves on the medical advisory board of several national breast cancer organizations and is the co-founder and vice president, along with her mother, of a national non-profit organization called “Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer.”

Shockney joins fellow breast cancer survivor and advocate Harriet Legum who was inducted to the Hall of Fame last Year. Legum is co-chair of the Johns Hopkins program, A Woman’s Journey, and chaired the committee that raised funds for the first breast cancer research chair and fellowship at Johns Hopkins.

This year’s ceremony was held on Thursday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis, Maryland. The event is free and open to the public.