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Bo Johns-Hennessy (third from left) and his family. Bo is a former pediatric patient.

Your Gift Today Makes 2X the Impact to Save Lives

Thanks to a generous Matching Gift from the GO BO Fund, which supports Georgetown Lombardi’s Family Emergency Relief Fund to lessen the financial burden on the families of pediatric and adolescent patients that are going through treatment — your gift will double before September 30 — up to $40,000.

100% of your donation will directly support life-saving research at Georgetown Lombardi.

To learn more about the GO BO Fund, please visit:

Bo is Grateful for YOU

Bo was just 11 years old when he was diagnosed with cancer in his tonsil — large B cell lymphoma.

Looking back on his experience, Bo has tremendous appreciation for the compassionate care he received at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and for caring people like you who make our work possible.

“The holistic approach to treatment, especially for children and adolescent patients, not only helped me grow into the person I am today, but also helped countless other patients both survive and thrive through treatment,” says Bo.

Bo’s family established the GO BO Fund, which supports Georgetown Lombardi’s Family Emergency Relief Fund to lessen the financial burden on families going through treatment. This September, the GO BO Fund community has stepped forward with a generous Matching Gift that will double your gift before the end of the month — up to $40,000.

“Funds raised through this match will make an immediate and lasting impact on countless patients, families and communities,” says Bo.

Bo Johns-Hennessy, former pediatric patient.

Investigators Take Aim at Inhibiting Tumor Metastasis

Your gift will support life-saving cancer research — like the work of Joanna Kitlinska, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology at Georgetown University. “While the role of rapid genetic changes in spurring the growth of cancer is well known, the mechanisms initiating these changes are not well understood and strategies to prevent them are lacking,” says Dr. Kitlinska.

Dr. Kitlinska is part of a team of researchers who have identified a biological pathway involving a receptor called Y5R. This pathway is activated when tissue is starved of oxygen due to rapid growth of a tumor, thereby allowing cancer cells to make genetic changes so they can metastasize to the bone.

Coming Next Month!

Join us for our annual BellRinger ride on October 22 to help raise funds for life-saving research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Choose from multiple ride distances, make a fundraising commitment and join a team to ride alongside friends, family and colleagues.

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September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Help our young, brave patients. Give today and have your contribution doubled through the Matching Gift for twice the impact!

About Georgetown Lombardi

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center seeks to prevent, treat, and cure cancers by linking scientific discovery, expert and compassionate patient care, quality education, and partnership with the community — guided by the principle of cura personalis, “care for the whole person.” Georgetown Lombardi is the research engine driving clinical cancer research at MedStar Health in the Washington D.C. metro area. #EndingCancerStartsHere

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