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Wrapping party

Dec. 14, 2018—The Junior League of Nashville held its annual “wrapping party” on Monday, Dec. 10, where volunteers wrapped gifts and toys to be distributed to patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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New directorship honors Boehm’s devotion to patients

Dec. 13, 2018—In 1938, Frank Boehm’s parents fled Nazi Germany, where relatives on his father’s side would later be rounded up and sent to the death camps, never to return. “Fortunately, my dad had the vision and foresight to get out of Germany while he still could,” Boehm said.

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Tim McGraw stars in fundraising ad for Children’s Hospital NICU

Dec. 11, 2018—Country music star Tim McGraw has teamed up with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to promote the hospital’s Give to the Next Breath initiative, a philanthropic marketing effort to support the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

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Riding for a cause

Oct. 25, 2018—Earlier this year, Bruce Green rode his bike on a 3,400-mile trip from Los Angeles to Boston, raising more than $50,000 in honor of his late father, Neil E. Green, MD, former director and chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics.

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Couple’s gift expands legacy of hearing, speech research

Oct. 11, 2018—Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD, might not have become a worldwide authority on pediatric hearing loss if she hadn’t been looking for something to do during study hall in her high school years in Memphis. One day, she and a friend volunteered to work in a classroom with deaf children.

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Arrington Vineyards event benefits Children’s Hospital

Aug. 23, 2018—More than 5,000 people gathered for the Arrington Vineyards Harvest Party on Saturday, Aug. 11, to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The daylong event, now in its seventh year, featured wine tastings, food trucks and a concert by country music star Kix Brooks.

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Junior League generosity

Aug. 9, 2018—The Junior League of Nashville recently presented a gift of $200,000 to support the Child Life Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Hyundai Hope on Wheels keeps cancer research support rolling

Jun. 14, 2018—Debra Friedman, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $100,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Impact Award. The grant was celebrated in a “handprint ceremony” with Hyundai representatives on June 12.

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Lung cancer patients and advocates visit VUMC research labs

Jun. 14, 2018—A group of young lung cancer patients and their family members recently toured research laboratories at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) to learn how investigators are working to find better therapies and possibly a cure for the disease.

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Raising awareness

Jun. 7, 2018—Former NFL quarterback and two-time Pro Bowler Marc Bulger recently visited with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Iroquois Steeplechase ready to ride on May 12

May. 3, 2018—The Iroquois Steeplechase, Nashville’s iconic sporting event benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has named its honorary co-chairs and child ambassador for the 2018 race set for Saturday, May 12.

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Friends & Fashion raises funds in style for Children’s Hospital

Apr. 19, 2018—Current and former patients of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt walked the runway alongside professional models at the annual Friends & Fashion event at Music City Center April 9.

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