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(...)

Katie Couric adds star power to women’s health event

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When TV host Katie Couric underwent a colonoscopy procedure on-air during the Today Show, she changed the way health and medicine is covered in the news today. Couric continues her mission of education and advocacy by compelling all of us to support cancer research. On Saturday, Couric was the keynote speaker at A Woman's Journey(...)

Extraordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

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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(...)

Kimmel in the Community

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Kimmel Cancer Center employees at the Living Classrooms Foundation A “Kimmel in the Community” team spent the afternoon on May 29, 2013, at the Living Classrooms Foundation on Caroline Street in East Baltimore and helped clean up its East Harbor campus.  As part of the Kimmel Cancer Center’s 40th anniversary celebration, the volunteers, led by(...)

It’s a Win Win Situation

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There was a single winner for the latest Powerball jackpot, but with Giant Food’s Triple Winner game, there are many winners.  For the past nine years, Giant Food has been offering customers the chance to donate $1 at their neighborhood Giant Food to receive a Triple Winner scratch card. Giant donates the proceeds from the campaign(...)

Surviving Cancer and Beyond

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On June 2, the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins will host its annual Cancer Survivors celebration in collaboration with National Cancer Survivor Day. This special day, attended by cancer survivors, their families, and our staff, is filled with inspiration. One of the highlights of this day includes our motivating keynote speakers. Jason Cherish is(...)