A Gift to Spread Hope

Sound of Hope plaque

Gordon and Nancy Wright with the Sound of Hope Bell

WHEN DUKE CANCER INSTITUTE BOARD OF ADVISORS MEMBER NANCY WRIGHT finished chemotherapy treatment for pancreatic cancer, nurses on the fourth floor of Duke Cancer Center brought out a small bell for her to ring to celebrate.

Feeling inspired, Wright’s family, including her husband, J. Gordon Wright, who 10 years ago this year survived stage 4 lymphoma, donated the Sound of Hope Bell in her honor.

The Wrights stopped by the Seese-Thornton Garden of Tranquility across from Duke Cancer Center to Sound of Hope Bell shortly  after it was installed in April 2022.

Photo by Les Todd.

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