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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(...)

Cancer Free Mondays: Maryland and Johns Hopkins – Teaming Up to End Smoking

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This blog is part 2 of 4 of our “Cancer-Free Mondays” series about how the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund is helping Maryland Citizens. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark report by the U.S. Surgeon General that linked smoking with cancer and other diseases.  Prior to the Surgeon General’s report, it is estimated(...)

Cancer-Free Mondays: Maryland and Johns Hopkins – A Partnership that Works for Maryland Citizens

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This blog is part 1 of 4 of our “Cancer-Free Mondays” series about how the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund is helping Maryland Citizens. In 1990, Maryland had the highest cancer death rates in the nation.  Today, cancer deaths rates in our state are below the national average, and Maryland ranks 30th among all states.  How(...)

Magnify Your Impact

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--This post was written by Allison M. Rich in the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Development office The holiday season tends to direct our thoughts toward the subject of giving, be it the giving of holiday gifts, the giving of our time, or giving towards cancer research. While we, at the Kimmel Cancer Center, celebrate(...)

To Market, To Market! Northeast Market Re-Opens

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Today, a historic market near the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Medical Campus re-opened after extensive building renovations. Funded, in part, by Johns Hopkins, Northeast Market vendors also renewed their offerings with expanded produce choices and cooking with healthier ingredients. The Kimmel Cancer Center offers educational materials and health screenings at the Market.

Ride to Conquer Cancer

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After a few days of food indulgence and giving thanks for our great bounty, I start thinking about refocusing my goals and aiming high for a new set of aspirations. My sister just completed a half-marathon and is training for an "aquathlon." (I watched her swim an impressive mile this summer.) My husband completed a week-long bike(...)