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Singer’s selfless gift benefits lung cancer program

Jul. 30, 2015—In a town full of amazing singers, Nashville songstress Dawn Sears’ voice was something special.

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Young professionals bolster cancer research efforts

Jul. 23, 2015—With a basketball tucked under his arm, 7-year-old Roger Waynick climbed on top of his dad’s black Tahoe SUV with the intention of sailing upward through the air toward the basketball goal. He was poised to make the most epic dunk ever.

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Benefit concert for organ donation exceeds fundraising goals

Jun. 25, 2015—In only its second year, Songs for Life, a benefit concert to raise awareness and celebrate organ donation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has far exceeded fundraising goals.

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Former heart patient inspired to create Discovery Science Fund

Jun. 11, 2015—Two vastly different causes of heart failure, both of which can devastate a patient’s life, are being studied at Vanderbilt University Medical Center thanks, in part, to the generosity of a grateful patient whose own damaged heart was repaired at Vanderbilt more than five years ago.

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Dietitian and friends donate chemo care bags to VICC patients

May. 28, 2015—A Nashville-based dietitian who lost her mother to cancer is using the power of social media to raise funds for chemo care bags for cancer patients.

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Coleman’s telethon work a longtime labor of love

May. 21, 2015—Not long after Tuwanda Coleman started her career as a TV producer at WTVF-NewsChannel 5 more than 30 years ago, she was given an assignment that was different from the typical minutes-long news segment.

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Board members spur Children’s Hospital campaign

Feb. 26, 2015—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is growing to new heights on the shoulders of its board members, who are making key contributions to the campaign for a four-floor expansion, both in the giving of their time and resources.

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Photo: It takes a village

Feb. 19, 2015—Christmas Village, a three-day November shopping extravaganza run by a volunteer board made up of Pi Beta Phi alumnae, raised $388,000 for the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center from its most recent event.

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BlackHawk’s Cancer Center support reaches milestone

Feb. 12, 2015—Country music group BlackHawk recently presented a check for $20,000 to Harold (Hal) Moses, M.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and director emeritus of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), in support of cancer research.

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Family’s gift bolsters schizophrenia research, treatment

Dec. 18, 2014—A “transformational” $6.4 million gift from Dallas couple Donald Test Jr., and his wife, Charlotte, who have a very personal connection to the devastating disease of schizophrenia, is supporting Vanderbilt Department of Psychiatry research and treatment into schizophrenia and related disorders.

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Reunion helps build, reinforce alumni connections

Nov. 20, 2014—Rainy weather couldn’t dampen the festivities as nearly 1,200 medical and nursing alumni returned to campus for Reunion for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN)

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Indiana couple hits the links to support melanoma research

Oct. 16, 2014—A Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) melanoma patient is using his passion for golf to support melanoma research efforts at VICC.

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