Kirkpatrick To Be Honored At Caring House Gala
Mark your calendars! Caring House, a lodging facility for Duke cancer patients receiving outpatient care, will host its annual Benefit Gala at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club on February 8, 2020.
This year's gala honors renowned radiation oncologist John Kirkpatrick, MD, PhD. Kirkpatrick specializes in treating malignant and benign tumors of the brain, spine and base of skull, and serves as director of radiation oncology for the Duke Center for Brain and Spine Metastasis at DCI.
A professor of Radiation Oncology and Neurosurgery, Kirkpatrick's research interests include mathematical modelling of tumor metabolism, mass transfer and response to ionizing radiation, and enhancing clinical outcomes in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy and stereotactic body radiotherapy. He first came to Duke as a resident in 2000.
"We are grateful for Dr. Kirkpatrick's continued support and dedication to Caring House and its guests," said Sheridan van Wagenberg, executive director of Caring House.
For more than 25 years Caring House has provided a home away from home for cancer patients treated at Duke Cancer Institute. Caring House features 18 beautiful rooms, a great room, library, laundry room, gym and a fully equipped community kitchen. Funds raised through Caring House's annual gala support guests during their cancer treatment at Duke Cancer Institute.
"As Caring House strives to meet the growing demand of affordable lodging for patients receiving treatment at Duke Cancer Institute, we are hoping for another record-breaking gala," said Sasha Zarzour, director director of Development for Caring House. "All funds raised at our annual benefit go directly towards helping these cancer patients and ensure that the nightly rate for our guests remains at $40."