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Jacobs’ funding gift expands support for surgical residents

May. 2, 2019—Exactly 88 years from the day he was born at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, J. Kenneth Jacobs, MD, professor of Surgery, emeritus, returned to the institution to present a financial gift to the Section of Surgical Sciences to support the future education and research efforts of surgical residents.

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Steeplechase ready to ride May 11 for Children’s Hospital

Apr. 18, 2019—Jack Fancey, an 11-year-old patient at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, is passionate about two things: horses and raising awareness about Type 1 diabetes.

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

Apr. 11, 2019—Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt held its annual fundraising event, Friends & Fashion, on Monday, April 1, at Music City Center. The fashion show and luncheon, now in its 29th year, was themed ‘Superheroes’ and included current and former Children’s Hospital patients walking the runway alongside professional models.

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Rascal Flatts honored with ‘Walk of Champions’ star

Apr. 4, 2019—Legendary vocal group Rascal Flatts was honored with a star on the Walk of Champions at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for the band’s longtime commitment to patients and families. Presenting the award were representatives from Live Nation and Children’s Hospital.

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Bladder cancer research fund honors mentor’s lasting influence

Mar. 28, 2019—The Terry Burke Fund for Bladder Cancer Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is supporting a range of discovery research aimed at improving outcomes for bladder cancer patients, and it is helping train the next generation of bladder cancer physician-scientists.

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Cancer Center Ambassadors surpass $1 million in grants

Mar. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Ambassadors surpassed the $1 million mark with the awarding of the group’s latest research grants.

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Annual Shade Tree Trot set to raise funds for student-run clinics

Mar. 7, 2019—The 11th annual Shade Tree Trot, presented by Messer Construction and Carrabba’s, is set for Saturday, April 20, at 9 a.m. on the Vanderbilt campus.

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Hispanic Radiothon to be Feb. 14-15

Feb. 7, 2019—The 2019 Regalando Amor Radiotón — Gifting Love Radiothon — benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14, and Friday, Feb.15, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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‘A Campaign Against Childhood Cancer’ launched

Feb. 7, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt publicly launched a $15 million childhood cancer campaign this week.

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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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