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More than Miles

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**This blog post was written by Kimmel Cancer Center development specialist Allison Rich. For Te(5A)m, the Ride to Conquer Cancer is about far more than the miles. The team was founded by the oncology nurses from Unit 5A of the Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore – but the team members’ stories are far more diverse(...)

Hope Matters

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**This blog post was written by Elisabeth Carrino-Tamasi. Elisabeth is a Clinical Social Worker at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital and the proud daughter of Dominic Carrino You have cancer.  Those three words turn the world upside down and leave patients, family members, and loved ones reeling from the news(...)

Surviving Survivorship Conference

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Whether you have just been diagnosed with cancer, are currently undergoing treatment, or are in remission…. YOU are a cancer survivor!  This survivorship experience is unique for each cancer survivor and their caregivers.  Some are challenged by changes in appearance or physical abilities, by changes in priorities, or by changes in daily routines.  Others are(...)

Johns Hopkins—Everest?

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Photo at Left: Dr. Ted DeWeese at the summit of Mt. Kala Pattar. It is 18,600 feet above Everest Base Camp and is considered the best place in the world to view Everest. The name is even more recognizable than our own Johns Hopkins and mispronounced with far less frequency. The country of Nepal’s Mount Everest—for(...)

Conquering Cancer on the Ride and on the Unit

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**This blog post was written by Kimmel Cancer Center development specialist Allison Rich. There are as many reasons to gear up and join the Ride to Conquer Cancer as there are riders. Whether you are riding for the physical challenge, or are a cancer survivor yourself, each reason for riding paints a compelling picture of(...)

Cycling 150 Miles to Conquer Cancer

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Amber Warrington has seen the first hand advancements that take place at Johns Hopkins, as she works as a Administrative Supervisor in Medical Oncology. Unfortunately cancer became personal, when her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009, but Warrington knew her mother was in the right hands and would receive the best care possible.(...)

Gear Up for the Fight Against Cancer

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**This blog post was written by Kimmel Cancer Center development specialist Allison Rich. With all of the training support that the Ride to Conquer Cancer makes available, cyclists of all skill levels have access to the tools they need to successfully participate in this epic event. But even with these tools in hand, conquering a(...)

Take a Step Toward Healthy Living AND Curing Cancer

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**This blog post was written by Kimmel Cancer Center development specialist Allison Rich. Here at the Kimmel Cancer Center, we are committed to keeping our promise towards progress in finding a cure. This year, we have decided to take this commitment a step further by teaming up for the history-making Ride to Conquer Cancer. In(...)

Cancer-Free Mondays: The Maryland CRF and Johns Hopkins in the Community

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This blog is part 3 of 4 of our “Cancer-Free Mondays” series about how the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund is helping Maryland Citizens. The best way to reduce deaths from cancer is through prevention and early detection. Cancer deaths could be cut in half simply through changes in behaviors associated with cancer development and increased(...)