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Posts published in April 2015


A Sweet Victory in the Fight against Cancer

Monday, April 27, 2015
Topic(s): cancer, oncology

On a cold winter day, Christina Worrell stopped  at Helene Fritschi’s house to make an announcement. Christina would be entering The Cookie Challenge baking competition on behalf of Helene’s son, Kyle, who had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. If Christina’s team won, she would donate all proceeds to Children’s National, where Kyle was being treated.

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Guardian Society: Protecting Generations of Children

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nearly 100 attendees gathered at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC, for the 8th Guardian Society Annual Luncheon on April 16, in celebration of those who have committed to help future generations of children through a legacy gift. Members of The Guardian Society have included Children’s National in their wills or other planned legacy gifts, making an important and thoughtful statement of their values.

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Tours Now Open for DC Design House

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Topic(s): dc design house

Tickets and tours are now available for the 2015 DC Design House benefiting Children’s National. DC Design House is an annual designer showcase event where top interior designers transforms a home in the Washington area. This year's featured home is a country estate in McLean, Va., with 28 rooms created by 24 design firms. 

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Van Metre Companies Help Advance Pediatric Cardiology

Friday, April 10, 2015

Children’s National installed Charles I. Berul, MD, as the inaugural Van Metre Companies Professor of Cardiology on March 24. As division chief and co-director of the Children’s National Heart Institute, Dr. Berul and his team improve outcomes for children with congenital heart disease through early detection, complex surgeries, and devices customized for small patients. 

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