A Future of Superior Cancer Care
The Campaign for Anne Arundel Medical Center
In response to the growing need for oncology services throughout our region, Anne Arundel Medical Center proudly announces the launch of A Future of Superior Cancer Care: The Campaign for Anne Arundel Medical Center, a capital initiative.
At the inaugural meeting of the Campaign Cabinet, James Mandrin, Distinguished Co-chair and generous supporter to the campaign, challenged the community to make an investment in healthcare. “This technology is expensive – it is also state-of-the-art. If this entire community pitches in we can do it.”
Hillard Donner, Distinguished Co-Chair of the Campaign and long-time supporter of AAMC, spoke recently at a gathering of supporters at the home of Barbara and Thomas Ducker, MD. “The demand for cancer care currently surpasses the region’s ability to provide for all patients’ needs. Many patients are traveling long distances to unfamiliar surroundings for treatment. Our community has been offered a tremendous opportunity to help those among us who are fighting cancer and we would be remiss if we did not accept this challenge.”
A Future of Superior Cancer Care: The Campaign for Anne Arundel Medical Center has raised more than $4.4 million towards its $6 million goal. The campaign will allow the Medical Center to build a four-part comprehensive cancer care program. It will provide the region’s population with advanced cancer care through cutting edge technology, state-of-the-art equipment, major renovation, and a series of important innovations in the design of the current outcome management program.
Leslie Tilghman, one-time candy striper and current AAMC Foundation Board Chair and member of the Campaign Cabinet, wholly supports this project. “By providing patients with the most sophisticated new apparatus in the fight against cancer, AAMC will establish itself as the trusted, compassionate and comprehensive center to those in need of cancer care.” Other members of the Cabinet include Louis Berman, DDS, John Belcher, J. Kenneth Driessen, Lesly Sajak and Stanley Watkins, MD.
The AAMC Auxiliary was one of the first to show support for this project by announcing a gift of $1 million. “This is a tremendous day for the members of the Auxiliary,” said Kathy Clabby, AAMC Auxiliary President. “The members of the Auxiliary were presented with the opportunity to support the installation of the finest technology to serve our region, and we could not pass this up. The vision and leadership exhibited by the hospital administration made our decision an easy one.”
A Future of Superior Cancer Care: The Campaign for Anne Arundel Medical Center is scheduled to run through June of 2003. “We still have a long way to go before we can call this campaign a success,” says Lesly Sajak. “I encourage all members of this community to support this most important initiative.”