About Amy Mone

For the past 13 years, Amy Mone has served as Director of the Office of Public Affairs for the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. In her role, she is responsible for cancer communications strategic planning, including print publications, news and information for media, event planning and Web site development. Previously, she was responsible for marketing and public affairs at the University of Maryland’s Greenebaum Cancer Center, also in Baltimore. Prior to that, Amy was an associate communications officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey. At the foundation, she was editor of a national quarterly publication and worked with the news media. In addition, she was the grant officer for a grant to establish a national resource center for state cancer pain initiatives. She is a past chair of the steering committee for the Public Affairs and Marketing Network of NCI-designated cancer centers.

Posts by Amy Mone:

Extraordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things


It’s not just a swim. It’s not just a fundraising event. It’s a window into people’s lives. People who are young and not-so-young brave and fighting hard against cancer, inspiring even more people – people who are swimming, people who are giving: their time, talents and resources; people who are doing research in a lab(...)

Making Waves to Fight Cancer


When former Olympian Patrick Kennedy fired the starter gun yesterday morning to officially begin the Swim Across America Baltimore event, I nervously jumped in a 50 meter lane at Meadowbrook Aquatic Center, and started my one mile swim journey. I’d never done anything like it before, and there were a few moments – around lap(...)

What’s Swimming Got To Do With It?


With less than a week to go before hundreds of swimmers take to the open water of the Magothy River on Maryland’s Western Shore, we’re spotlighting a few of the teams that are participating. Today, we feature the Merritt Eldersburg Team and why they swim! We've become friends by swimming together regularlyat the Eldersburg fitness(...)

11 Million Strong


When I think of the word cancer, “celebration” is not the next word that immediately comes to mind. But, last Sunday, that’s exactly what cancer survivors at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center did. Cancer Survivors’ Day is an annual event that falls on the first Sunday in June. It’s a date recognized around the(...)

What is Compassion? It’s a Nurse.


What is Compassion? It’s a Nurse. Compassion is defined as the awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve that suffering. It isn’t something that can be taught. Compassion comes from the heart and it’s a quality that sets apart our cancer nurses. Our nurses put patients first by providing outstanding(...)

Twenty-One Years Ago Today


I hate April 25.  It’s the day my mother died of breast cancer, 21 years ago.  I don’t think anyone is really ever prepared to lose a parent.  I certainly wasn’t. I often think of the many milestones in my life that she missed. Much has changed since then, particularly in the field of cancer(...)

What’s Your Colon Cancer IQ?


March is colon cancer awareness month. How much do you know about protecting yourself against colon cancer? As Dr. Luis Diaz of the Kimmel Cancer Center says, “No one should die from this disease.” Yet, colon cancer is the 3rd most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the US, and the 2nd leading(...)