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Photo: Miles and Music

Oct. 9, 2014—Country music singer Dierks Bentley signs a check benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt representing the proceeds from his recent Miles and Music for Kids event at Riverfront Park.

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Bradfords’ strong support bolsters melanoma research

Sep. 25, 2014—When something attacks you, you want to attack it back. That’s how Lillian “Tooty” Bradford views her late husband James “Jimmy” Bradford Jr.’s decision to make an initial gift to fund melanoma research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

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Photo: Welcome visitors

Sep. 18, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently hosted the Association of Junior Leagues International Fall Leadership Conference, which featured presentations and a tour of the hospital.

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Predators support powers pediatric cancer programs

Sep. 18, 2014—The Nashville Predators Foundation recently presented a $318,242 check to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund.

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Impact of philanthropy drives faculty members

Aug. 7, 2014—For Vanderbilt faculty members Vivien Casagrande, Ph.D., Hal Moses, M.D., and Paul Sternberg Jr., M.D., the lessons about the importance of giving came early.

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Photo: Music City Tennis Invitational

Jun. 26, 2014—The 41st Annual Music City Tennis Invitational 2014 (MCTI) recently presented $102,000 to the Center for Child Development at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Founded in 1973 by Nashville music industry leaders, MCTI is the longest running music-related charity tennis tournament in the country, and has raised more than $1.5 million in proceeds from...

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Family’s support enhances cancer research training

Nov. 14, 2013—John F. Brock III, chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, his wife, Mary, and their three children have established an endowment to support an oncology fellowship at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The Brock Family Fellowship will provide financial assistance long into the future for young physicians, postdoctoral students and medical investigators who are furthering their training in cancer research.

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Photo: Steeplechase support

Nov. 7, 2013—Steeplechase representatives recently presented the funds raised during this year's Iroquois Steeplechase to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Predators help fight childhood cancer

Aug. 1, 2013—The Nashville Predators Foundation recently presented a $131,000 donation to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as part of the organization’s continued commitment to support cancer research.

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Science Magazine: How long can the U.S. stay on top?

Jun. 28, 2013—In an era of stagnating government support for academic science, officials at many top research universities are looking to private philanthropy and increased efficiencies to maintain their elite status. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is quoted.

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Event highlights crucial role of philanthropy at VUMC

Jun. 6, 2013—Individuals who provide annual philanthropic support for key areas at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were recognized at the Canby Robinson Society Reception on May 21.

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Photo: Show of support

Feb. 7, 2013—Tom and Vickie Flood recently visited with students at the Mama Lere Hearing School at Vanderbilt. The Floods’ philanthropy supports endowment for faculty, graduate students and research in childhood hearing loss at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center.

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