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#BeTHEIRHero

BY Kadesha Washington

YOU can be a hero to local children and families fighting cancer and blood disorders, like sickle cell, and receiving treatment at Columbia University Medical Center. If you’re a Facebook user, help spread the word and raise money with a Facebook Fundraiser!

Jack Cloonan – A Survivor’s Story

BY Kadesha Washington

Today is National Cancer Survivors Day® — a worldwide celebration for those who have survived cancer and is a source of inspiration and support for people all over the world. It’s also an opportunity to show the faces and share the stories of survivors, letting everyone know that life after cancer can be productive, worthwhile and

Celebrate National Children’s Craft Day

BY Kadesha Washington

Today is National Children’s Craft Day. Celebrated in connection with National Craft Month, this day raises awareness about the infinite, imaginative possibilities of arts & crafts. We think today is the perfect opportunity to show off some creative art from our patients as we highlight the great work of the Alfano Family Arts in Medicine Studio here at Columbia.

My Eight Year Old Taught Me to Love Fundraising

BY Patty Cavallo

Since 2010, Team Sienna has loudly and proudly raised over $100,000 for the Hope & Heroes Walk. People may see that number and assume we’ve gotten there through large donations, but it’s exactly the opposite. We’ve learned that lots of little things can go a long way. I’ve been actively fundraising for pediatric cancer since

Time For A Change

BY Jeremy Shatan

The last words I heard on my first day at Hope & Heroes were “We’ll make it up – it’ll be fun!” The date was April 28th, 2005, and my new colleague was Heather Maloney, then the Executive Director. She was completely right; not only has it been fun, it has also been some of

Awareness Starts With You

BY Jeremy Shatan

        The funds raised by Hope & Heroes are in greatest part directed to Columbia University for clinical programs and research. However, we do have  donor-directed funds that we use to help patient families with immediate financial needs resulting from illness. Working with hospital social workers and other staff to help pay for

A Fond Farewell To Barbara Marco

BY Jeremy Shatan

  If you’ve ever come to our clinic on a Monday or a Friday, you will be familiar with our Arts In Medicine program, which provides our patients and families with deeply engaging art projects that can transform their treatment experience. This week we bid a fond farewell to artist-in-residence Barbara Marco, a driving force