In March, young families headed to the Little Galleria in Houston for Bunny Hops and Photo Ops, the annual springtime celebration benefiting MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital. It's one of a series of quarterly events hosted by the Galleria and MD Anderson, including Halloween Spooktacular in October and Breakfast With Santa in December. This year's proceeds total more than $15,000, in addition to donated school and art supplies and holiday gifts for patients. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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On course with the PGA TOUR
As the Official Cancer Center of the PGA TOUR®, MD Anderson has a national platform to advance its mission to end cancer, help spectators understand and manage cancer risk, and raise funds for critical cancer research and programs.
My Moon Shot
Philip Jones, Ph.D., worked in drug discovery for 15 years at Merck Research Laboratories at several sites across the globe before joining MD Anderson in 2012. He received a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, and completed post-doctoral research at Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Germany. As Vice President for Therapeutics Discovery and head of drug discovery at the Institute for Applied Cancer Science (IACS), Jones leads a team of drug discovery and development scientists who aim to identify the next generation of cancer medicines, move them into clinical trials and get them into clinical practice.
Survivors Say: Juanita Morris, ovarian cancer survivor
Juanita Morris splits her time between Houston and San Diego. Although she knew of MD Anderson as a world-renowned hospital, she never expected to become a patient. On Feb. 23, 2017, Juanita began experiencing severe pain in her right pelvic area, frequent urination and bloating. Doctors in San Diego found a softball-size tumor and recommended immediate surgery. She flew to Houston for an appointment with Charles Levenback, M.D., professor, Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine. Levenback diagnosed stage III ovarian cancer and scheduled surgery. Once Juanita had recovered from the successful surgery, Levenback put her on a course of chemotherapy for 18 weeks. A year later, Juanita feels like her old self again. Here, she reflects on the strength that carried her through treatment.
iPromise: Todd Stewart
In November 2017, Brenda Stewart and her son, Todd, of Houston, donated $3,600 to MD Anderson in loving memory of husband and father Tommy “Steve” Stewart. Their annual donation will supply the coffee bar on the G16 inpatient leukemia unit, where Steve was a patient on and off for three years.
Cancer survivor creates clutches for a cause
Susan Tancer was diagnosed with brain cancer in June 2004. An online search for clinical trials led her to MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she met Raymond Sawaya, M.D., professor, Neurosurgery.
Getting to know Pat Bodin, MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors member
A member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors (BOV) for 10 years, Pat Bodin is a passionate supporter of MD Anderson’s cancer prevention and control platform, a key component of the Moon Shots Program™, including its EndTobacco™ initiative and the first Texas Tobacco Summit in June 2014.
Southwest Airlines provides transportation for cancer patients and their families
MD Anderson's donated transportation helps ease burden on cancer patients
Energy company and foundation donate $1 million to benefit young MD Anderson cancer patients
Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco LP toured Pediatrics at MD Anderson during a visit to present a check for $1 million
Jewelry designer supports MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital
Jewelry designer Kendra Scott has supported MD Anderson since 2014. To date, Kendra Scott has raised more than $170,000 for childhood cancer research and patient care programs at MD Anderson.
Popular Texas restaurant chain raises money for MD Anderson
Pappas restaurants in Texas held a two-week End Cancer campaign in January to raise money to support cancer research at MD Anderson. Since 2015, Pappas has raised more than $480,000 for MD Anderson through customer donations and the restaurant’s matching funds.
Fourth-grade cancer fighter raises $17,000 for MD Anderson Cancer Center
10-year-old runs half marathon in honor of father
MD Anderson’s Isaiah Fidler receives AACR’S Foti Award
MD Anderson’s Isaiah Fidler, D.V.M., Ph.D., professor of Cancer Biology and a pioneer in metastasis research, received the 2018 Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research in April at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
National Academy of Sciences honors MD Anderson’s Jim Allison
Jim Allison, Ph.D.., chair of Immunology, has received the Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal of the National Academy of Sciences in honor of his pioneering research in cancer immunotherapy.
Update on ACT for NIH
MD Anderson BOV members rally to effect positive change through advocacy organization, ACT for NIH
Upcoming events benefiting MD Anderson Cancer Center
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