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Heroes Gala Raises Record-Breaking $850,000 for Cancer Research

Saturday, February 20, 2016

For more than eight years, the Heroes Curing Childhood Cancer gala has raised vital funds for pediatric cancer patient care and research at Children's National. On Feb. 20, the fellowship and tenacious spirit of the patient families, doctors, nurses, and supporters of the gala did not disappoint, and banded together to raise $850,000 for kids battling cancer at Children’s National. 

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13-Year-Old Gives Back in Sister's Memory

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

During Hanukkah, 13-year-old Madeleine Wenger of Bethesda, Md., reflects on her efforts to support children with cancer in memory of her sister Kayla. For her bat mitzvah, she raised $15,000 for Children's National. “It’s not just about raising money,” she says. “You can give food, items you don’t need anymore, and your own time through volunteerism. There are so many ways to give." In this season of gift-giving, she says, “Material things are not important to me. Always being there for your family is.”

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Superheroes Visit Kids, Honor "Batman"

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Fifteen superheroes gathered on Oct. 21 at Children’s National to visit patients, deliver toys, and honor the late Lenny Robinson, who was better known in the hospital as “Batman.” The Superhero Extravaganza was made possible by the Hope for Henry Foundation, which brings fun and laughter to kids with cancer and other serious illnesses. The event honored the late Lenny Robinson, who had partnered with the foundation for nearly 10 years, dressing up as Batman and visiting sick children. He died tragically in late August.

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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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