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For patients, research … and for Yale

For patients, research … and for Yale

Yale alumnus, benefactor underwrites construction of new cancer hospital

Joel E. Smilow, a 1954 graduate of Yale College, has done a great deal for his alma mater. In the 1980s he made a seven-figure gift to endow the head football coach position, a post held at the time by the legendary Carm Cozza. He was the lead donor to the renovation and expansion of the Lapham Field House, now called the Smilow Field Center, and over the years he endowed five other coaching positions. He stewarded the major gifts component of the university’s “… and for Yale” capital campaign...

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For patients, research … and for Yale

‘Thriving survivor’ tells his tale

In mid-September 2006 I was diagnosed with thymoma, a cancer of the thymus gland. I was told that this type of cancer is very rare, with about a thousand cases a year in the U.S.

After hearing those words, I went back home and jumped on the Internet, and it was apparent from the initial information I could gather that my condition was serious and that I needed to be in the hands of people who had experience dealing...

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Opportunities for giving to Smilow Cancer Hospital

Opportunities for giving to Smilow Cancer Hospital

Construction of the new 14-story Smilow Cancer Hospital is well under way; the building will open its doors to patients in late 2009. Donors who make gifts in support of this important project may choose to have their philanthropy recognized by naming prominent spaces throughout...

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