Parent of St. Jude childhood cancer patient to speak at National Rally for Medical Research

Mon Apr 8, 2013 7:36am EDT

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 WHO:         At age 8, Brian Boucher's daughter Jordyn was successfully treated for a high risk form of leukemia on a clinical research study developed by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 WHAT:        Boucher will advocate for sustained funding for medical research at today's National Rally for Medical Research. The Rally is intended to raise awareness of the ongoing need for federal funding for lifesaving medical research and will include more than 8,000 researchers, advocates, survivors, clinicians, and business leaders.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 WHEN:        The event will take place from 11-12:15 ET.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 WHERE:       Carnegie Library grounds, Washington, D.C. (across from the D.C. Convention Center); 801 K St. NW; Washington, D.C. 20001                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 INTERVIEWS:  Interviews will be available on site with Brian Boucher. Also available for interviews is Dr. Clinton Stewart, an expert in brain tumor research and pharmacogenomics.                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 CONTACT:     Rob Clark, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Government Relations (901) 596-5168,  robert.clark@stjude.org  OR Carrie Strehlau, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Media Relations (901) 297-9875,  carrie.strehlau@stjude.org                                                                                                    


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SOURCE  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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