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Notes from around the Cancer Center

Sibling Day

More than 20 brothers and sisters of pediatric hematology and oncology patients took part in the 2nd annual Sibling Day festivities Aug. 19. . Special thanks to the Pitt/Richard families, Target, Stadium Towing, and Rick Beman and Jeff Williams Lawn Care for their support of this event.

Activities included "Painting the Sibmobile," "Trading Places," during which children engaged in medical role-playing and toured the microscope room; "Adventure Park," in which smaller groups addressed their feelings using creative thinking; and a "Sibling Recognition" award program to end the fun-filled day.

Adrenal Cancer

Former U-M Football coach Bo Schembechler presented Dr. Max Wicha with the final installment into the Millie Schembechler Adrenal Cancer Research Fund at the U-M Cancer Center. The fund is presently valued at more than $5 million brought in as a result of eight successful golf tournaments, the most recent event being held on July 10. The Millie Schembechler Memorial Golf Classic includes some 40 to 50 local and national celebrities and entertainers. Funds will be used to endow a professor and support adrenal cancer research. Millie Schembechler died from adrenal cancer in August 1992.

The Women's Football Academy Helps Educate Patients

Under the guidance of U-M Assistant Football Coach Jim Herrmann, participants of this year's Michigan Football Women's Academy assist in "blocking" against cancer. Director of the Academy and Assistant Coach Erik Campbell, joined Head Coach Lloyd Carr and the entire coaching staff to actively teach 550 women what it's like to play in the "Big House." Proceeds went to the Lloyd and Laurie Carr Cancer Endowment Fund to support patient education and services.


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