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"Thanks to generous donations of those of you with an enormous commitment to fight ovarian cancer..."
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While all of the efforts at Johns Hopkins to advance our understanding of ovarian cancer and to develop new techniques to predict, diagnose and treat this dreaded disease are proceeding at record pace, we have more leads than we have resources to pursue them. As there has been no substantial increase in federal funding for ovarian cancer over the last several years, it is imperative that we seek alternative sources of funding in order to continue these efforts!
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have a long and significant history of philanthropy by women. In fact, the medical school owes its existence to four Baltimore socialites who provided funding when the original principal investment deteriorated due to stock market decline in the 1880's. In fact one of the women, Mary Elizabeth Garrett , heiress to the B & O Railroad fortune, provided $350,000 of her own money to the funds with the stipulation not only would the medical school open, but that women would be included in its classes on an equal footing with men. It is this spirit of giving that we would like to continue!
There are many ways to support ovarian cancer research at Johns Hopkins. Some people have given direct cash donations, some have provided securities and real estate, some have provided funds through gift annuities, some left us money as a bequest, and some have asked that donations be sent in lieu of flowers. Each donation, no matter its size, helps us explore new exciting avenues of research, and each is a poignant reminder of the human cost of this disease. Furthermore, for each dollar given to our research effort, we have been able to bring an additional four dollars in outside grant funding (from governmental, charity and industrial sources). Importantly, this private giving has enabled us to make real advances in our understanding of ovarian cancer. Those of you wishing to support ovarian cancer research at Johns Hopkins may do so by sending your tax-deductible contribution payable to The Johns Hopkins University to:
If you have any questions about how you can help support ovarian cancer research, do not hesitate to give us a call: 410-614-2905.
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