The Children's Cancer Foundation, a local charity, has announced a $1.46 million gift to Johns Hopkins Hospital for pediatric cancer patient care and research.
About $1.3 million is earmarked for a pediatric outpatient treatment facility in a new Oncology Center currently being planned at Hopkins. An additional $160,000 will be placed in a Children's Cancer Foundation Research Scholarship Fund to support young researchers.
In 1984, the foundation pledged $2.5 million to the Oncology Center for its pediatric cancer program. With this gift, it has exceeded its pledged amount, hospital officials said.
"Gifts from the . . . foundation have been instrumental in enabling us to provide state-of-the-art care to our young cancer patients and to support physician-scientists during their early years on the faculty," said Dr. Albert H. Owens Jr., director of the Oncology Center.