Johns Hopkins Gazette: August 7, 1995

Foundation's $20 Million Will Benefit Cancer Site

     The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has pledged $20
million to The Johns Hopkins Hospital to support construction of
a new comprehensive cancer center on the East Baltimore campus.
The gift is the largest donation to any project in the hospital's

     The Weinberg Foundation gift brings the total of gifts and
pledges to $382 million of the $900 million Hopkins fundraising
initiative announced last October. Of the $900 million total
goal, $271 million has been raised toward the
endowment/facilities goal of $525 million.

     "This is a magnificent gift," said hospital and Johns
Hopkins Health System president and CEO James A. Block. "The
foundation has made a strong statement about its commitment to
the care of patients with cancer. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg
Building will be a place of hope and healing for cancer patients
from all over the world."

     The cancer center--scheduled to open in 1998--will occupy a
2.3 acre site at the corner of Broadway and Orleans Street and
will cost an estimated $97.7 million. It will expand clinical
space and allow the hospital to serve as many as 15 percent more
cancer patients each year. The seven-story, 515,000 square foot
facility will bring under one roof a wide range of cancer care
activities. These include enhanced programs in cancer screening,
education and community outreach, important initiatives for the
state of Maryland, which has one of the highest cancer rates in
the country.

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