The Winship 80

The Winship 80 recognizes a broad range of people and organizations: scientists who mentor and inspire Winship leaders; philanthropists whose donations make groundbreaking research possible; community leaders who shine a light on the importance of cancer research and care in Georgia; patients and their family members who embody Winship's mission every time they tell their stories, volunteer their time, and offer unbounded compassion to all who face cancer.

This fall, we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Winship Cancer Institute. In 1937, Robert Woodruff, the president of Coca-Cola, lost his mother to cancer. He was determined that no one would have to leave the state of Georgia to receive the best cancer treatment. In her honor, he gave a generous gift to Emory University that helped create the Robert Winship Memorial Clinic, named for Woodruff's maternal grandfather.

Today, we are fulfilling Mr. Woodruff's mission by translating research discoveries into better cancer care and making the most advanced cancer care available right here in Georgia. Looking back over the past eight decades, we see evidence of our hard work in the number of patients we care for from throughout Georgia and beyond, in the complexity of cancers we tackle, in the scientific contributions we make on a truly global scale, and in our ongoing commitment to lessen the burden of cancer in the state of Georgia.

The Visionaries
Roy Barnes, former Governor of Georgia

In 2001, Roy Barnes launched the Georgia Cancer Coalition, an organization that advanced cancer research at Winship and all across Georgia.

The Visionaries
Nancy Paris, Georgia CORE

Nancy Paris created the Georgia CORE to improve and support a stronger clinical trials network in the state.

The Visionaries
Michael Cassidy, Georgia Research Alliance

The Georgia Research Alliance has been an invaluable partner in Winship's bid to become an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Glenn Family

The Glenn Family Breast Center was established in 2013 through gifts from the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation.

Julie Whitehead
Cancer Survivor and Volunteer

Julie Whitehead was inspired to volunteer for Winship Cancer Institute's Patient and Family Resource Center following her own cancer treatment 13 years ago.

Winship Advisory Board

"I'm not going to cure cancer but I do what I can to support the people who will." ~Leslie Wierman, chair of the Winship Advisory Board

Cassie Mitchell, PhD
Paralympian and Cancer Patient

As a biomedical engineer, a Paralympian, and cancer patient, Cassie Mitchell touches many lives at Winship and Emory.

Jim and Sarah Kennedy

Acting on life-long commitments to improve the community, Sarah and Jim Kennedy have been transformative forces at Emory University.

The Rollins Family

The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation has provided unprecedented support to Winship Cancer Institute and other Emory institutions.

Dave Edwards
Cancer Survivor and Winship 5K Supporter

Twelve years after his initial diagnosis his family, and his friends have become a vital part of the annual Winship 5K, running under the banner of Team Dave.

Tom Reynolds
Advocate, Cancer Patient, Philanthropist.

With his children, Tom Reynolds established the Patricia R. Reynolds Endowment for Sarcoma Research in her memory and remained steadfast in support for this rarer form of cancer.

Brenda Nease
Volunteer, Cancer Survivor and Philanthropist

Brenda Nease has been a volunteer, philanthropist, and friend to many at Winship over the past 10 years.

Ivory Cloud
Patient Advocate and Volunteer

Ivory Cloud coordinates events for children with cancer, and advocates for young women to get preventative care if their mothers died of breast cancer.

Friends of Winship

More than 330 men and women make up the Friends of Winship, a network of Winship supporters, ambassadors, and volunteers.

Lory Macrate and Ed Steinman
Winship Advocates

Ed Steinman is passionate about spreading the word about Winship after his wife's treatment here for myeloma.

Mary and John Brock

John Brock established the Anise McDaniel Brock Chair in Cancer Innovation at Winship in honor of his mother.

Kathelen and Dan Amos

More than 20 years ago Kathelen and Dan Amos initiated the Aflac Foundation's groundbreaking charitable contribution in support of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

Kenneth Anderson, MD
Hematology Pioneer

An international leader in the field of myeloma, Dr. Anderson was influential in the expansion of the multiple myeloma program at Winship.

Chandra Belani, MD
Oncology Mentor

Dr. Chandra Belani provided guidance to Winship leadership in building a world class lung cancer program here.

Joyce Wilson
Transplant Patient

Joyce Wilson is one of the first patients to receive a bone marrow transplant at Winship's Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Center.

Jeffrey Abrams, MD
Clinical Researcher

Dr. Jeffrey Abrams was pivotal in creating the National Cancer Institute's National Clinical Trials Network which includes Winship Cancer Institute.

Mark and Kate Winne
Winship 5K Supporters

Mark Winne earned a reputation over the years as a tough investigative reporter, but when he grabs the microphone every year as emcee of the Winship 5K, he's all heart.

Simon Kramer, MD
Oncology Pioneer

Dr. Simon Kramer established a national infrastructure for cancer research which remains foundational to this day.

Eric Berry
Pro Football Player and Cancer Survivor

Treated at Winship for Hodgkin lymphoma, pro football player Eric Berry returned to playing shortly after treatment and finished the season back in the limelight.

T.J. Martell Foundation

Started in 1975, the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research is the music industry's leading cancer research funding organization.

Waun Ki Hong, MD
Head and Neck Cancer Pioneer

Dr. Waun Ki Hong is a founding member of Winship's External Advisory Board which counsels and guides Winship's leadership team.

Bill Nelson, MD
Winship Advisor

Bill Nelson, MD has had a unique role in shaping Winship's future as chair of our External Advisory Board for over a decade.

Nancy Carriker
Winship Patient

Nancy Carriker isn't just a grateful patient. She is an inspiration to others with lung cancer.

John Schuerholz
Cancer Survivor and Winship 5K Supporter

Atlanta Braves Vice Chairman John Schuerholz inspired the more than 3,000 participants at the 2016 Winship 5K not just as honorary grand marshal, but as a cancer survivor.

Beth Jordan
Winship Patient and Philanthropist

In the midst of her treatment for glioblastoma, Beth Jordan became a champion for brain tumor research with a passionate focus on ensuring the most advanced brain tumor care for Georgians.

Cliff Hudis, MD
Oncology Leader

Dr. Cliff Hudis is credited with helping ASCO develop some of its boldest initiatives involving scientific research, emerging technologies, and current health policy issues.

Ouida Lanier
Winship Volunteer

Every Tuesday Ouida Lanier volunteers at Winship greeting patients and caregivers with a friendly and reassuring smile.

Ed and Linda Levitt
Winship Volunteers and Advocates

Ed Levitt credits his medical team of doctors and nurses with helping him survive lung cancer and as a result became a strong patient advocate along his wife, Linda.

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