Dr. Izidore Lossos, M.D.
Dr. Izidore Lossos,M.D., is the Director of the Lymphoma Program at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Health System. His laboratory research focuses on studies of lymphoma, with major interest in understanding the mechanisms of lymphoma pathogenesis, identification of aberrant signaling pathways and identification of novel genes that may have a unique role in this disease These interests lead to the construction of molecular prognostic models that will allow identification of patients that will respond to therapy and studies of novel therapeutic agents. Dr. Lossos was recognized as top doctor in 2011 by US News and World Report and in 2012 was given the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Outstanding Cancer Research Award.
Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital
The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (JDCH) was established in 1994 in Hollywood, FL and grown to become the leading children’s hospital in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. JDCH’s mission is to provide safe, quality, cost-effective, patient- and family-centered care, regardless of one’s ability to pay, with the goal of improving the health of the community it serves. JDCH is frequently recognized by national associations and local publications alike for our unsurpassed commitment to providing high-quality healthcare to the South Florida community and beyond. The hospital relies on philanthropy to help care for over 130,000 patients each year.
Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital, is a state-of-the-art hospital located in downtown Chicago on the campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals on the U.S.News & World Report 2012-13 Honor Roll list. Lurie Children’s provides pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. The hospital relies on philanthropic support to care for more than 148,000 children each year.
Family Reach Foundation
The Family Reach Foundation was founded by 2 families who lost children/siblings to cancer. Both families were astounded at the secondary effects of a cancer diagnosis on the family: from nutrition, to shuttling between appointments, to additional care and the toll that can take on a family, especially those families of modest means. Carla Tardiff, Executive Director of the Foundation, leads the organization and its partnerships with local hospitals. Recently (in late 2012), Family Reach Foundation set up a fund at Lurie Children’s Hospital. This year Family Reach committed $40,000 to Lurie Children’s for families suffering through a cancer diagnosis to access in order to help them manage the financial burden of a child’s cancer.