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We invite you to share your story to help raise awareness. If you have been or are being treated for cancer at Duke or if you are a caregiver, we'd like to know how cancer care, research or clinical trials at Duke has affected your life. Are you a donor? If so, please consider sharing you story. Tell us why you choose to team up with Duke Cancer Institute. For more information or to share your story, please contact Sara Wajda, Director of Annual Giving, DCI Development.

Sustenance for the Cause

Durham chef Scott Howell has been throwing the annual "Nana's Dinner" to benefit the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program for so many years, he can’t quite remember how it got started. He recalls that one of his regular customers at Nana’s, his upscale restaurant near Duke University, asked him...

More Than Medicine

Retired from their careers as an electrical engineer and a registered nurse, Harold and Selma Lerner transplanted to Durham from their native Boston morethan 20 years ago. The Lerners live only an eight-minute ride from Duke, a choice that was a lifesaver when Harold had a stroke. Afterward, he was...

A Community of Supporters

On Valentine’s Day 2009, Meg Lindenberger was diagnosed with breast cancer. Throughout her treatment—a bilateral mastectomy and four rounds of chemotherapy—Duke surgeon Randall Scheri, MD, and his team ensured that Meg never endured nausea or missed a day of work at IBM. The day after her...

Houff Family Outraces Cancer

Quin Houff (pronounced “howf”) of Weyers Cave, Virginia, fell in love with racing at age eight, driving go-karts with his dad, Zane. “Our family has a trucking business, and they say driving is in our blood,” Quin says. By age nine, Quin was racing mini-cup cars (half-size stock cars). “I’m just...

High School Student Adds Cancer Awareness To Senior-Year Curriculum

Brittany Kirby, 17, was devastated when she lost her grandmother, Joan Gregg, in June to uterine cancer. Kirby was just four years old when her grandmother received her first diagnosis of cancer – colon cancer. Tenacious and resolute, Joan beat her cancer – not once, but twice. In June, however,...

Eighty-Two-Year-Old Lung Cancer Survivor Jumps In Support Of DCI

This isn’t Bob Norris’s first rodeo. To raise awareness and funds in support of the Duke Cancer Institute, the 82-year-old New Bern resident is once again dropping everything for what has become an annual free-fall adventure. “I thought about all the different ways I could help make a difference,”...

Partnering to Fight Cancer

Elizabeth Harden, MD’78, HS’81-’84, and Richard Hoefer, DO, have known the value of a good partnership since they met 30 years ago, while both were serving in the Air Force in Texas. They’ve been a couple ever since, in life and in work. Harden, a medical oncologist, and Hoefer, a surgical...

Climbing to the Top for Cancer Research

For a guy who has spent most of his life at sea level, Barrett Whitten has an unusual affinity for altitude. Born in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina, and raised in another port city, Charleston, South Carolina, where he still lives, Whitten was one of those sun-bronzed kids who...