Jeff Gordon Visits Washington, DC To Support Children with Cancer
On April 28, 2013, four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Jeff Gordon, traveled to the Nation's Capitol to help raise funds for Children's National Medical Center and the Hope for Henry Foundation. Gordon, who founded the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation in 1999, moderated a panel including Dr. Kurt Newman, CEO of Children's National Medical Center and Laurie Strongin, Founder of Hope for Henry, an organization dedicated to bringing laughter and joy to children facing serious illness.
The private event raised nearly $ 60,000 for children with cancer. Proceeds will fund a leukemia related bone marrow transplant research project and will help fund future in-hospital events that will help promote comfort and care to patients. The in-hospital events will be organized through Hope for Henry and the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation Promise Circle.
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About the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation
Established as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1999 by the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. The foundation supports children battling cancer by funding the pediatric medical research dedicated to finding a cure and proper access to treatment programs that increase survivorship. For more information, visit: jeffgordonchildrensfoundation.org.
The Promise Circle of the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation is a dedicated volunteer group of women who work to maximize outcomes for patient support programs funded or administered by the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation. They work on behalf of the foundation as advocates for children with cancer and their families.
About Hope for Henry
Hope for Henry Foundation improves the lives of children with cancer and other serious illnesses by providing carefully chosen gifts and specially-designed programs to entertain and promote comfort, care and recovery. HFH brings smiles and laughter, hope and magic into the lives of these children and their families. Since 2003, Hope for Henry has served more than 9,000 children at hospitals in the Washington, DC area and around the country.
About Children's National Medical Center
Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation's children since 1870. Home to Children's Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. Children's National is a Magnet® designated hospital. With 303 beds and eight regional outpatient centers, Children's National is the only exclusive provider of acute pediatric services in the Washington metropolitan area. For more information, visit ChildrensNational.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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