General Support

Breast cancer represents the most common cancer in women, with over 200,000 new cases diagnosed yearly in the United States alone. While all of the efforts to advance our understanding of the development and progression of breast cancer are yielding promising results at a record pace, we have more exciting leads than we have resources to pursue them. Financial support is needed to continue these efforts, especially in supporting our young investigators. Some people choose to support our research through direct donations to Johns Hopkins, while some left us money as a bequeath, and some have asked that donations be sent in lieu of flowers. Each donation helps us explore new avenues of breast cancer research and is a poignant reminder of the human cost of breast cancer. Importantly, this private giving has enabled us to have the opportunity to make real advancements in our understanding of breast cancer.

Those of you wishing to support breast cancer research at Johns Hopkins may do so by sending your tax-deductible contribution payable to The Johns Hopkins University to:

Breast Pathology Research Fund—Dr. Ashley Cimino-Matthews
c/o Robert Kahl
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Medicine
600 N. Wolfe Street, Carnegie 424
Baltimore, MD 21287-6417

To make a contribution using a credit card, visit our online secure giving page by clicking here.

The money raised through this Web site is distributed under the direction of Dr. Ashley Cimino-Mathews and is used primarily by our young faculty. The money primarily supports our research on understanding the development of all types of breast cancer, on gene expression in breast cancer, and on the fundamental alterations that take place in metastatic breast cancer.

If you have questions about how you can help support breast cancer research, do not hesitate to give us a call: 410-955-8117.

In Lieu of Flowers

We have received a number of financial donations in lieu of flowers. This is a wonderful way to both honor a loved one and to help fight the terrible disease of breast cancer. These donations are made at very difficult times, and we therefore wanted to simplify the process. If you have lost a loved one and would like donations sent to Hopkins to help battle this disease in lieu of flowers, all you need to do is:

  1. Ask the donor to:
    • Make donations payable to: "Johns Hopkins University."
    • Indicate on the memo line of the check the name of the individual in whose memory the donation is being made.
    A check made out to JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY with name in subject field
  2. Mail the donation to:

    Breast Pathology Research Fund—Dr. Ashley Cimino-Matthews
    c/o Robert Kahl
    Department of Pathology
    Johns Hopkins Medicine
    600 N. Wolfe Street, Carnegie 424
    Baltimore, MD 21287-6417

  3. Please give us the name and address in writing where you would like acknowledgments to be sent.

When we receive memorial donations, we send a thank you to the donor and we also send a complete list of the names and address of the donors to recipients.

We realize that the death of a loved one is extremely difficult. We hope these simplified instructions will help those of you who wish to honor your loved one with bequests to Johns Hopkins for breast cancer research. If you have further questions, call us at 410-955-8117.

Create a Permanent Named Endowment

Individuals interested in making more substantial donations to support breast cancer research may wish to create a permanent named endowment. These gifts not only honor and remember a loved one but they also help in the battle against breast cancer. Named endowments can be established at a number of different levels, and the possibilities include a named research endowment (endowments generally begin at $100,000), a named research or clinical fellowship, and a named chair (Professorship) for breast cancer research.

If you are interested in learning more about how to create a named endowment for breast cancer research please call either Dr. Pedram Argani at 410-955-8117 or visit http://jhu.planyourlegacy.org/.