We are a fundraising team participating in the Maryland Cures Cancer Regatta on Saturday, June 24, 2023 to benefit the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC).
The Maryland Cures Cancer Regatta is a CBYRA-sanctioned event organized by Eastport Yacht Club (EYC) with assistance of Annapolis Yacht Club, Herrington Harbour Sailing Association, Maryland Yacht Club, and Rock Creek Racing Association. Racing sailors can expect top race management on the racecourse and a Rock the Dock for a Cure awards party at EYC.
This regatta will benefit the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC), demonstrating the Chesapeake sailing community’s strong support for cancer research by our local institution UMGCCC, where Gary Jobson and many other Marylanders have been successfully treated.
UMGCCC is one of only 53 cancer centers in the country designated as “comprehensive” by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The center offers innovative approaches to diagnosing and treating all types of cancer, conducts cutting-edge research with over 480 open clinical trials, and provides cancer screening and patient education services throughout Maryland. UMGCCC sees over 3,000 new patients a year and offers a multi-disciplinary approach to care, bringing together specialists from all cancer disciplines, in one place, to develop individualized treatment plans for patients. Top-rated nursing staff of UMGCCC are specially trained in cancer care and are consistently rated as outstanding in patient satisfaction surveys.
UMGCCC is a leader in addressing cancer disparities, with research focused on improving access to care and treatment outcomes for minorities, who represent 53 percent of the patients in our clinical trials (compared to 16 percent nationally). The center is a national leader in developing immunotherapy approaches that train a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer. And over the years, new drugs and devices have been invented at UMGCCC that have advanced breast cancer care around the world.
The University of Maryland Medical Center is currently conducting a capital campaign to construct the Roslyn and Leonard Stoler Center for Advanced Medicine, the new home of UMGCCC. The campaign is also securing funding to advance UMGCCC’s clinical care, patient support services, research, training, and education programs. The new building will open in late 2026 and has six floors dedicated to cancer care.
We are fortunate to have this center in Maryland where our families, friends, colleagues, and neighbors can benefit from the groundbreaking discoveries made right here.
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