August 14, 2012
Emanuel Volanakis, M.D., ambassador family Kim and Jordan LaRocca, GNASH, Deb Friedman. M.D., Luke Gregory, Meg Rush, M.D., Nashville Predators defenseman Kevin Klein, CHAMP and Predators President and Chief Operating Officer Sean Henry
The newest gift supports an endowed fund established by the Predators, which helps researchers at Children's Hospital study the molecular basis of childhood cancer and develop novel treatment approaches to improve outcomes for children.
A portion of this year's donation will support the research of Emmanuel Volanakis, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, who is working on a specific subtype of acute leukemia that presents treatment challenges.
The Predators organization has given more than $500,000 in cash donations to the hospital over the past four years.
"We are extremely grateful to receive another generous donation from the Nashville Predators," said Luke Gregory, chief executive officer for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. "The funds enable our doctors and researchers to bring the same fight to childhood cancer that the Predators bring to the ice, supporting innovative research to identify cures and new treatments.
"From special fundraisers to regular player visits to Children's Hospital, the Predators continue to go above and beyond for our patients and families, and we are fortunate to have them in our corner."
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