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Breast Matters - Philanthropy

Recruiting World Class Physicians
Issue No. 2


Date: August 20, 2012

Gifts and donations that are funding our breast cancer research and advancing patient care. A sampling of some of the many generous gifts,  donors, and organizations supporting breast cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

The tenth annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, held in Washington, D.C., raised nearly $5 million. From these funds, Johns Hopkins received a grant of $1,275,000 to assist in the support of the more than 14,000 women who will receive services this year at the Johns Hopkins Avon Breast Center of

Maryland Komen
The Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure awarded the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer
Center a $75,000 grant to for breast cancer survivorship initiatives. Led by breast cancer physician Antonio Wolff, the grant funds will support Elissa Bantug’s work in the breast cancer survivorship clinic.

BJs Wholesale Warehouse
Community event puts spotlight on breast cancer. The crowd at BJs Wholesale Club in Owings
Mills, Maryland, was riveted as breast cancer survivor Bershan Shaw  described her journey as a young entrepreneur (she owns a restaurant in New York City) about to get married, to finding out she had advanced stage breast cancer and participating in a breast cancer clinical trial led by Leisha Emens. Read more about breast “warrior” Bershan Shaw at www. BJs has a longstanding commitment to raising monies for breast cancer and in 2011 alone provided Johns Hopkins with $43,200.

Pursuit of the Cure
Boat show raises $5,500 toward laboratory research.
Pursuit Boats debuted its first Pink boat during the 2012 Miami International Boat Show supporting breast cancer research at the Kimmel Cancer Center. The funds benefit physician-scientist Ben Park and his research team to use newer technologies to find cancer DNA in the blood of all (100%) breast cancer patients.

Nowruz Persian New Year Celebration
The Third Annual Spring New Year Fundraiser included delicious Persian cuisine and raised more than $13,000 to support Vered Stearns’ research. breast matters.

Safeway Goes Pink
The 2012 Maryland-wide Campaign raised $500,000 for breast cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. The funds will be used to for new ideas expected to lead to advances in the treatment of breast cancer.

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