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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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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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