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We are excited to announce that Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory will be participating in Giving Tuesday this year. We are also thrilled to announce that a former member of Wood Hudson's Board of Trustees has pledged to match any funds donated, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000! This matching pledge is good until year end! Thank you very much to this anonymous donor. We hope this matching pledge will help to attract both new and past donors to our cancer research and education programs. If you have never given to Wood Hudson Cancer Research Lab now is the time to do it!

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Giving Tuesday will be December 1st this year. Watch for more details to come. We hope you will help us reach our $5,000 goal which will result in $10,000 for Wood Hudson!

Thank You to the Flying Pig Marathon

Thank you to all who bought "Piggest Raffle Ever" tickets on behalf of Wood Hudson! Although we didn't win the raffle (congratulations to American Council of the Blind of Ohio Greater Cincinnati Chapter for winning first place), with your support Wood Hudson raised nearly $1,000 for our cancer research and education programs through raffle ticket sales. Thank you to the Flying Pig Marathon for hosting such a generous event with 100% of the ticket purchase price benefiting local nonprofits. Maybe next year will be our year to win!

Keep buying Flying Pig Raffle Tickets!

In spite of Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon being canceled in May and now in October also, we have learned that the raffle is still going to happen! Tickets may be purchased through October 10, and the raffle will take place on October 11.

When you buy a $5 ticket, the total of that $5 goes directly to Wood Hudson and cancer research, and if your ticket is drawn, you will win $5000 for yourself and $5000 for Wood Hudson. Whether you buy 1 ticket or 100, you can feel good knowing there is no overhead to the raffle, and Wood Hudson very efficiently uses 98 cents of every dollar directly for its cancer research and education programs. And who knows but your ticket may win! Think of that! Buy tickets (or adopt a pig) at


Special Thanks to St. Thomas School

Lyndia Myers is a 5th, 6th , 7th, and 8th grade science teacher at St. Thomas School, Ft. Thomas KY. The two new priests at St. Thomas, Father Ross Kelsch and Father Ray Enzweiler suggested that unused extra items in the science classroom be donated. Debbie Wilshire, Lyndia’s sister-in-law, suggested Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory. Fr. Kelsch, Fr. Enzweiler, and Principal Deborah Flamm agreed and gave the go ahead for the glassware donation. St. Thomas 6th, 7th and 8th grade students visited Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory for a tour last year. A number of St. Thomas students have volunteered at the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraisers held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church to benefit Wood Hudson. We thank the students from Ft. Thomas schools for their service and donation of time. We also thank Fr. Kelsch, Fr. Enzweiler, Ms. Flamm, and Ms. Myers for this important and useful donation of laboratory glassware to our Laboratory – as everyone knows glassware, laboratory and otherwise does not last forever and this donation replaces many broken pieces in our various labs.


Wood Hudson 19th Annual Car Show August 10, 2019


These are photos from last years Annual Car Show:


The Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory Trustees have announced a Capital Campaign to raise $250,000. The Campaign goals are in line with the new 3-5 year Strategic Plan, now under development, and the current need for building and equipment maintenance and repairs. We are turning to local foundations and our generous benefactors to raise these funds. With the help of such support from local foundations and our benefactors we were able to raise over $840,000 a decade ago to build debt-free the 7,500 sq. ft. environmentally controlled Biospecimen Repository Center (BRC) Addition.

The BRC now preserves over 2 million surgical specimens including specimens from over 65,000 cancer patients for research and education and to help patients if their tumor recurs and further tests are required. Now, seven years after opening in 2012, the BRC needs to be water-proofed. Water-proofing treatments are only guaranteed for 5 years. Moreover stainless steel flashing needs to be installed over the windows. Wood Hudson Trustee Mark Shields, a Project Executive with Messer Construction, has obtained a $35,000 quote from American Façade Renovation to complete this project.

Have you visited the Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory facility recently? Visitors are always welcome but please call first! (859-581-7249 - If we receive an avalanche of requests to this invitation we will host another open house!). If you have visited our institute recently you will notice that our 1922 vintage front doors have major problems and need to be replaced. Mr. Shields has obtained a $15,000 estimate from A-E Door Company to replace all four of the front doors. This project is essential for the safety and security of everyone and everything inside the building, located in an urban neighborhood.

Needless to say, our research equipment is heavily used and must be maintained. On average, annual maintenance for high-end scientific equipment is $5,000-$7,500 per instrument and repairs can cost even more. Right now, we have 6 pieces of equipment that need maintenance, repairs, or need to be replaced. The new 3-5 year Strategic Plan now being developed states as a goal to increase the breadth of our research - expanding our research of cancer immunology and genetics while maintaining the current focus on pathology, biomarkers, and molecular biology. This will require additional high-end scientific equipment and additional highly skilled professional staff.

Clearly, the current $250,000 goal will not cover all these projetcs, however one has to start somewhere and every project has to be built one brick at a time. The Trustees, Students, and Staff thank you for your past support which has made it possible to reach multiple past goals. We ask for your continued support as we move forward with this 2019 Capital Campaign.

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