Geraldine G. Schultz Fund for Breast Cancer Survivors
The Breast Center at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
"Healing. Hope. Survivorship."
Advances in diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care have dramatically increased survival rates for breast cancer patients. The overwhelming number of breast cancer patients survive. Survival is now becoming the most important part of breast cancer, and all cancer care. It's lifelong.
Under the leadership of Michael J. Schultz, MD, The Breast Center, part of the Cancer Institute at UM St. Joseph Medical Center, understands breast cancer patients have distinctive psychosocial needs associated with the detection, treatment, reconstruction and survivorship. The Breast Center is the culmination of Dr. Schultz's dream to create a place where physicians and staff come to patients, as opposed to the reverse.
The No More Sleepless Nights™ commitment created by Dr. Schultz guarantees an immediate review by pathologists, leading to a follow-up patient consultation within 24 hours after a biopsy. To deliver this kind of compassionate care, the Breast Center team goes to tremendous lengths.
In recognition of Dr. Michael J. Schultz's leadership and to honor his mother, Geraldine, a 40-year breast cancer survivor who lived to the age of 100, UM St. Joseph Medical Center has created a permanent endowment. The Geraldine G. Schultz Fund for Breast Cancer Survivors' mission is to enhance patients' and their families' quality of life from diagnosis, through treatment, into recovery and beyond.
Joan and Michael Schultz at the fabulous Gala they chaired in 2010 benefiting the Cancer Institute, which raised over $1,000,000. Philanthropy supporting UM St. Joseph Medical Center has been at the core of their dedication to the hospital community.
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What Do Survivors Have to Say?
Survivor Spotlight Radio Spots
- Donna Rae
- Helen Part 2
- Dr. Schultz, Breast Center Medical Director
- Hear from Susan, a Nurse Navigator at SJMC
To speak with someone about the Geraldine G. Schultz Fund, please call 410-337-1397.