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December 18th, 2017

New Imaging Technology Inspires One Couple to Invest in Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

After John Sullivan experienced the benefits of a Choline C-11 PET scan when he had a recurrence of prostate cancer, he and his fiancée, Sheri Butler, were motivated to become benefactors and advocates for the expansion of Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.

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Tags: Dr. Eugene Kwon, Dr. Val Lowe, Dr. Winston Tan, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Prostate Cancer


June 18th, 2016

Family Tradition Inspires New Chimes for Plummer Building Carillon  

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When David R. Daugherty, M.D., was growing up in Rochester, he walked to Central Junior High School with his father, Guy Daugherty, M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. “Since our school was on dad’s way to the clinic, he made a tradition of walking with each of us kids when we reached junior high age,” says […]

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Tags: carillon, Dr David Daugherty, Heritage Days, Jeff Daehn, Mayo Clinic history, Rochester Campus


September 2nd, 2014

A Golden Dream

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

After being diagnosed with cancer, Joan Hittner, along with her husband, David, created an organization to raise money to find a cure. Today, David and daughter Christine continue the work. In 2011, Joan and David Hittner opened a letter from the Mayo Clinic Department of Development. Inside was a request: Would they consider donating $25 […]

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Tags: Cancer, CANCER RESEARCH, Carcinoid Tumor, Development


May 16th, 2014

Joyous Victory: Lung Cancer Survivor Finds Her Niche, Gives Back to Help Others

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Written by Eunice Nishimura My journey started innocently enough as a neck strain I received while playing with my daughter’s golden retriever in October 2010. As the year ended, the discomfort had increased, and I sought out my physician in January 2011. He set up appointments for MRI and MRA exams. Once done, I quickly […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, clinical trial, Dr. Helen Ross, Dr. Steven Schild, Giving, lung cancer, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Patient Stories


June 13th, 2012

Giving back to Mayo Clinic

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

“When somebody saves your life, that’s something that sticks with you for the rest of your life.” Powerful words from Sandy Pobanz, a long-time patient and volunteer at Mayo Clinic. The Pobanz family, from Moline, Ill., began traveling to Mayo Clinic in 1942 when Sandy’s father, Wilbur, sought care for a serious heart condition that […]

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Tags: Caring Canine, Mayo Clinic, Medallion Program, Sandy Pobanz


January 27th, 2012

Philanthropy Right Under My Nose

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

“I live in Rochester, MN. I live very close to the downtown area, which means I can easily walk a few blocks and be submerged in Mayo Clinic history and the future of medicine and science. As I was looking up at the Gonda building, I became ashamed. I didn’t know who was behind the […]

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Tags: Development, donate, generous, give, Gonda


March 28th, 2011

Bigger Than a House

By Matt Derechin matt derechin

“Patients helping patients” has always been my way of summarizing philanthropy at Mayo Clinic. After all, most benefactors are patients, and the gifts they make help other patients, either right away (think buildings and new equipment) or years later (think scholarships for bright young minds or support for research that leads to new treatments). But […]

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Tags: 5334, Cancer, Development, Gabriel House of Care, Transplant


November 23rd, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo – Overview

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

For those of you wanting to read through the entire series or for those wanting to find a specific part you may have missed, here is an overview post including links to all the series parts. Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five Part Six Part Seven Part Eight Part Nine Part Ten Part Eleven […]

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Tags: Congo, Democratic, DRC, Girls, Mayo Clinic, Republic, sexual violence, Summary


November 15th, 2010

Celebrating Philanthropy to the Max

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Philanthropy has long played a vital role in Mayo Clinic’s success. From Drs. Will and Charlie Mayo, who gave their estates to endow the clinic, to little six-year-old Emma, whose story appeared on Sharing Mayo Clinic just days ago, giving is important. Similarly, you can give by participating in “Give to the Max Day” this […]

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Tags: Development, give, max, Mayo Clinic, National Philanthropy Day


September 2nd, 2010

From Mascara to Medicine: A Mom on a Mission

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

When their daughter was diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) in June 2008, the world turned upside down for cosmetics entrepreneur Victoria Jackson and infomercial pioneer Bill Guthy. The diagnosing physician told them, “you know, if this were my child, I’d be going to Mayo Clinic.” And that’s exactly what they did. In the video below, […]

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Tags: 5292, 5335, 5389, Guthy Jackson, Mayo Clinic, neuromyelitis optica, NMO, Victoria Jackson, Weinshenker


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