Julio Barredo, M.D., Toppel Family Professor and Director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics, received the 2007 Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Research last night during an award ceremony and dinner at the Miller School.
Macy’s Foundation is doing its part in the fight against cancer with a national gift to the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Macy’s Florida Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Julie Greiner and President and Chief Operating Officer of Macy's Florida J. David Scheiner presented a $100,000 check from the Macy’s Foundation to UM/Sylvester today. UM/Sylvester Director, W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., F.A.C.S., was on hand to receive the check.
Being diagnosed with cancer is difficult enough, but imagine adding to this the worry that the treatment needed to save your life might also make you infertile. However, if cancer patients make informed decisions regarding their fertility between the time they are diagnosed and the onset of treatment, they will have greater control over their reproductive futures.
Eleven “model” patients will grace the runway on Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m., escorting their physicians to the second biennial Party in the Park event, which raises money and increases awareness about the importance of cancer research. Attendees will enjoy a runway show, unique libations, stylish food, and a live auction in a beautiful tropical setting at the Village of Merrick Park, Coral Gables, FL. All proceeds from this event will support cancer research at UM/Sylvester.