Together, We Can
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Between 2008 and 2016, the District of Columbia ranked 6th highest in the nation for cancer deaths, third highest in the nation for colorectal cancer deaths, and first in the nation for deaths due to prostate, Lung, cervical, and breast cancers.
Race proceeds will support cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital. With more than 100 clinical trials open at any given time, patients at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital have access to world-class, innovative and groundbreaking care provided by teams of specialists in medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology in a state-of-the-art facility.
* Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Tax identification number: 45-0562642. All eligible contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. All gifts are non-refundable.
and connected Here are a few ways your fundraising efforts support patients, doctors, and researchers:
- Expert Physicians – Access to the newest therapies, treatments and research to assist in developing and delivering a treatment plan tailored to the individual needs of the patient.
- Customized Support Services – The Center for Patient and Family Services ensures all cancer patients and their families can achieve optimal quality of life through comprehensive services and innovative programs, leading the way in multidisciplinary supportive care.
- Clinical Trials – Improving cancer outcomes through excellence in patient care and clinical research through the Developmental Therapeutics Program.
- A Healing Environment – The center is one of the few in the world—and the only one in the Washington, D.C., region—with a dedicated pediatric team specializing in the care of young oncology patients. The team delivers compassionate, patient- and family-centered care in collaboration with its partners at Children’s National Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Division of Pediatric Oncology.
- Technology – Highly targeted cancer treatment that spares nearby healthy tissues and organs, potentially reducing side effects and the risk of recurrence.