Commissioner Carlos A. Gimenez presents a $15,000 check to young patients and members of the Miami Children’s Hospital Cancer Center medical team, on Wednesday, August 9, 2006. Commissioner Gimenez’s donation will help to further research studies in finding a cure for pediatric cancer.
The campaign to cure pediatric cancer made some headway yesterday when Commissioner Carlos A. Gimenez presented a check for $15,000 to the Miami Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. Dr. Enrique A. Escalon, Director Cancer Center and Juan R. Gonzalez-Barroso, VP, Professional Services Miami Children’s Hospital accepted the funds which will help finance clinical research focused on finding a cure.
Commissioner Gimenez is a strong supporter of the cause and has committed to contributing again next year.
“It is amazing to see these children show such resistance to this debilitating disease and with such upbeat attitudes,” said Commissioner Gimenez. “They deserve a chance at a healthy and long life. That’s why I plan to be here for them again next year with another contribution that will hopefully make a difference in the race to find a cure.”
The Cancer Center at Miami Children's Hospital is the region’s largest and most comprehensive cancer center for children. It provides care for more pediatric cancer patients than any other facility in South Florida. The Center offers comprehensive diagnostic services and treatments for children with cancer, leukemia and blood disorders.
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.