“What is a mere individual to do? Live as sane and decent a life as you can, love your family and friends and understand that everybody is in this together." 

 · Ron Smith


Thanks to the Charles T. Bauer Foundation “$100,000 Challenge Match”, more than $200,000 was raised for The Ron Smith Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at Hopkins in 2012. 

We're approaching the half million dollar mark!

Donations to the Ron Smith Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at Hopkins will support the work of Dr. Judy Wang, M.D., who, under the direction of Ron's oncologist and cancer research warrior, Dr. Daniel Laheru, is focusiong on early detection of circulating tumor elements in pancreas cancer.

Dr. Wang is evaluating the feasibility and efficacy of detecting quantifiable circulating tumor-associated DNA in the blood, as a marker for presence and burden of the disease.

Ron would have marveled at these remarkable advances and humbled by this lasting legacy in his name. The number of individual lives that will be impacted by your act of generosity reinforces Ron’s commitment to transforming the way pancreatic cancer is detected, diagnosed and treated.

Online donations may be made at kimmelgiving@jhmi.edu or by mail to The Ron Smith Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, c/o the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Hopkins, 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202. Please note “Ron Smith Fund” in the memo section of the check.  

For additional information, please call Dina Mallis Klicos, Director of Major Gifts, at 410 361-6391

All gifts are tax deductible; all donors and the Smith Family will receive an acknowledgement of their gift from Hopkins.