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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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Entertainers’ support strengthens VICC melanoma research efforts

Apr. 12, 2018—Henry Paul and Dave Robbins, members of country music group BlackHawk, as well as southern rock band The Outlaws, recently donated $40,000 to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) in support of melanoma research. Since 2006, the band members have generated more than $100,000 for VICC.

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Dierks Bentley receives first star on Children’s Hospital’s “Walk of Champions”

Mar. 22, 2018—Multi-platinum entertainer and longtime supporter of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Dierks Bentley recently received the first star on the hospital’s newly created “Walk of Champions,” presented by Live Nation.

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Singers Owen, Kelley team with Topgolf for Children’s Cup benefit

Mar. 15, 2018—Country music singers and friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Jake Owen and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, recently partnered with the new Topgolf Nashville location for the Children’s Cup, an evening of golf and music to benefit pediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital.

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Children’s Hospital, Hunter’s Hope team to fight Krabbe disease

Mar. 8, 2018—Dylan May’s 6-month-old baby photo shows a smiling face and bright blue eyes — the appearance of a seemingly happy, healthy baby.

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Day of Joy with Jurrell Casey

Mar. 1, 2018—Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive tackle Jurrell Casey visited with patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently.

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Fellowships reflect Michal’s deep commitment to children

Dec. 7, 2017—Mary Michal, MD,’60, may have entered Vanderbilt University School of Medicine by mistake, but she’s remained devoted to its mission by design.

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Holiday tradition

Nov. 30, 2017—Colton Winegar, 8, poses for a photo with dancers from the Nashville Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” The group recently performed for patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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