JI spent the end of the week/last weekend in Baltimore, Maryland visiting cancer fighters in the area and speaking at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center .
The Greenebaum Cancer Center is a top research facility, designated by the National Cancer Institute. Get out your golf clubs for their Fairway to Life program, dedicated to Breast Cancer.
Next stop: The Ulman Cancer Fund’s Blue Jeans Ball event, where Imerman Angels was honored this year, on the 30th. (Jonny was flattered and thanks The Ulman Cancer Fund for the recognition!!)
The 31st- Jonny took a trip north to NYC to support IA Survivor Angel, Jen Linn, in her Cycle for Survival event (www.cycleforsurvival.org) at Equinox Gym. The event was in support of the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where Jonny recently spoke: thousands of fighters, survivors and caregivers (many in IA’s network) came out to fight cancer!
(Pictured above: Jonny with friend and future IA Angel , Alyssa Acquafredda)
JI had the opportunity to speak at several Orange County hospitals this weekend, spreading the word about our mission of 1-on-1 cancer support to of City of Hope Hospital, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, UC-Irvine Cancer Center, and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Jonny visits hospitals all around the country to educate clinical staff on the service of Imerman Angels, providing information that will help cancer fighters and survivors to be connected in 1-on-1 support relationships.
City of Hope is one of forty hospitals designated by the National Cancer Institute (the government’s primary agency for cancer research and training) as a comprehensive research center. Supported by FOX Sports, they will be featured throughout the playoffs in the month of January. They were, also, recently granted $32.5 to research tumor-targeting stem cells.
The UC-Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is also NCI designated and works closely with our friend-organization “I’m Too Young for This”, a online community for young adults fighting cancer.
The Children’s Hospital of Orange County is the 18th busiest children’s hospital in the country. They are well-known for their Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program, which “gives adolescents access to the latest opportunities for a cure, tailoring treatment specifically to their age group. CHOC offers age-appropriate, disease-appropriate treatment in an environment that allows individuals to feel comfortable and at ease.”
The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles is an international leader in the comprehensive care of children and teens with cancer. They have several specialized programs geared towards life-after-cancer: school transition/ re-entry, life planning, group retreats for survivors and other community geared events. Read about their Hope Program.