Western Maryland Health System Foundation
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Oncology Tribute Wall and Cancer Center Expansion

Cancer Center Expansion and Oncology Tribute Wall

In 2013, the Schwab Family Cancer Center was expanded to allow patients to receive clinical consultation, testing and treatments in one convenient location.

The Foundation supported that effort with an expansion campaign, culminating in the unveiling of a beautiful Oncology Tribute Wall.  The campaign raised over $200,000, and the wall continues to grow with messages of hope, healing, and appreciation for patients, families, and staff.

Foundation Unveils Cancer Campaign

Dear Friends,

For cancer patients and their families, battling this disease is often a prolonged journey.  Many of you know only too well those weekly treatments over the course of months or years.

The Western Maryland Health System has just made that journey a little easier.  With a much-needed expansion to the Schwab Family Cancer Center, patients now receive clinical consultation, testing and treatment in one convenient location.  No longer do they have to visit their physician and nurse on the third floor of the WMHS Medical Arts Center, then travel through the hospital to the Schwab Family Cancer Center on the first floor.  For compromised patients, that was quite a taxing trip.

With over 18,000 cancer patient visits annually, the expansion means 18,000 less trips a year down the hall, past the cafeteria, into the elevator, around the corner, and down to the treatment area.

To celebrate this milestone, and support the work of the Schwab Family Cancer Center, we are establishing an Oncology Tribute Wall.  This beautiful bright wall will be a place where people will be honored or memorialized, and those still fighting will be encouraged and supported by messages on shining blue blocks.

We invite you to honor, memorialize, or encourage a loved one by purchasing a block on the wall or naming a room in the new treatment area.

Thank you for your consideration, and be assured we are in this journey together, until this disease is conquered.  In the meantime, we are making the process as comfortable as possible for our fighting friends.  I hope you’ll join us by adding a block to the Oncology Tribute Wall.


Karen Johnson
Executive Director

Click HERE to download a pdf version of the Schwab Family Cancer Center Giving Opportunities brochure.

Build a Wall
The beautiful blue Oncology Tribute Wall will be built, block by block, by donors who share personal messages on shining acrylic blocks.

Name A Room
Want to offer even more support for our cancer-fighting friends? Perhaps you’d consider naming a room in the new Medical Oncology Clinic. We have 8 rooms and special areas remaining, and would be happy to walk you through those areas. Payment fulfillment options are available up to 5 years. Naming opportunities include: The Nurses’ Station at $25,000; Physician Office Suite at $25,000; Sub-Waiting Room at $25,000; Reception Area at $20,000; 4 Exam Rooms at $10,000

A personalized plaque is placed directly outside each chosen room or area, in addition to a block on the Oncology Tribute Wall. This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one or recognize a special group or business.

One Time Donation
Perhaps you would like to make a one-time donation to support our cancer patients and their families. We welcome your help!

For more information on any of the opportunities, please contact Katie Gattens at 240-964-8051 or kgattens@wmhs.com.

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