Friends of Winship

Friends of Winship is a volunteer organization which functions as an operating division under the Development Office of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.


To build community understanding and awareness about Winship Cancer Institute while raising funds to support its research and patient care programs.

To support Winship Cancer Institute in its role as the premier cancer center in the Southeast.


To introduce Winship to a wider community by providing:

  • Research updates
  • Educational activities
  • Patient/family support projects
  • Special group tours
  • Fundraising events

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in cancer research and treatment, and in helping Winship Cancer Institute become the premier cancer center in the southeast. Click on the "Join/Renew" button below to make a donation and complete your membership application.

Volunteer at Winship

"Friends of Winship members are ambassadors for Winship Cancer Institute, the only National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center in Georgia. Our goal is to help conquer cancer by raising community awareness, by supporting through fundraising the clinical research that takes place at Winship, and by offering support to those individuals and families who are undergoing treatment here." ~Marietta Petters, Founding Chair

Volunteer opportunities at Winship are all patient-focused. Each position plays a vital role in Winship's focus of providing quality patient care and assistance to each patient, as well as their family members and caregivers. Please consider volunteering at Winship.

Leadership Roles

At Friends of Winship, we have opportunities for members to get involved in various roles including in leadership and committee member positions. These roles provide direction in achieving our goals in support of our mission.

Email Amanda Benedict for more information and to discuss your interest.

Contact Information

For more information about Friends of Winship, please contact:

Amanda Benedict
Senior Associate Director of Development, Friends of Winship
(404) 712-9632

Special thanks to our founding members!

Founding members of Friends of Winship include: Kathy and Bob Bowman, Katherine and Eric Ohlhausen, Missy and Joe Craver, Sue and Randy Parker, Dana Dabruzzi, Marietta and Skip Petters, Ann Viehman, Susan and David Simpson, Beth Jones, Leslie and David Wierman.


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