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Posts published in October 2015

A Legacy of Hope for Children: William Price

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

For nearly 30 years, William Price taught 8th-grade science at various public schools in Washington, DC, and went above and beyond to give every student a chance to succeed. Because Mr. Price made a gift to Children's National through his will, his legacy of supporting children continues, through programs that give children access to the medical care they need, even if their families can't afford to pay. Read about how his generosity is benefiting children.

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"Be Brave and Shave" Raises $100,000+

Thursday, October 22, 2015

More than 40 children and families gathered at Congregation Beth El in Bethesda, Md., on Oct. 18 to show their support for children fighting cancer at the third annual Be Brave and Shave event to benefit Children’s National. Participants bravely had their heads shaved to raise more than $103,000 to fund treatment for pediatric cancer, including bone marrow transplants.

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Building Communities, Improving Access: Guardian Society Tea

Monday, October 19, 2015

Philanthropic support is critical to building healthy communities and delivering care directly to underserved neighborhoods, Dr. Mark Weissman of Children’s National told 40 loyal donors at a thank-you tea for the Guardian Society on Oct. 8. “All children deserve the same access, quality, and experience of care," Dr. Weissman said. "It is the generous contributions from donors that make it possible for children to receive our care, regardless of their families’ ability to pay.”

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"Four Stories of the Heart"

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Topic(s): cardiology, nicu

Richard Johnson, an illustrator for the Washington Post, was recently invited to spend several days with families in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Children's National. His illustrations and stories capture the experiences of four families and the work of the nurses, doctors, and specialists on the unit -- and demonstrate the specialized care and family services that are possible because of the generous support of donors and partners. Read "Four Stories of the Heart."

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