MEDIA ADVISORY: Physicians get wet for a good cause at “Dunk a Doc” Monday, April 22

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    WHAT:

    Doctors will take a break from treating cancer to take a turn in a dunking booth to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event is hosted by the Blood and Marrow Transplantation Division of the Department of Medicine in the University of Louisville School of Medicine. In addition to doc dunking, there will be music, food, a representative from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and a chance to register as a potential bone marrow donor with Be the Match.

    WHO:

    Physicians and researchers with the UofL Brown Cancer Center

    Mohamed Hegazi, M.D.

    William W. Tse, M.D.

    Robert Emmons, M.D.

    Goetz Kloecker, M.D., M.B.A.

    Craig Silverman, M.D.

    Brian Dong, M.D.

    Hamza Hashmi, M.D.

    Brian Gackenbach

    Guests and UofL faculty, staff and students who will be taking shots to dunk the doctors.

    WHEN:

    Monday, April 22   Date changed due to storms expected on April 18.

    The best time for interviews/footage is 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Organizer Mohamed Hegazi, M.D., will be in the dunking booth from 12 noon – 12:30 p.m.

    WHERE:

    UofL’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center, between UofL Hospital and the Cancer Center, 529 S. Jackson St.

    WHY:

    Mohamed Hegazi, M.D., with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and UofL Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, is competing in a fundraising effort for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors. The man and woman who raise the most funds during the ten-week campaign are awarded the prestigious title of Man or Woman of the Year. All funds raised through this Dunk a Doc will be added to his total contribution. Three chances to dunk the doctors are $5, or a guaranteed dunk for $20.

    CONTACT: 

    Betty Coffman, 502-852-4573, betty.coffman@louisville.edu  (prior to event)

    Hayley Kappes, 502-852-8813 (during event)

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    Betty Coffman
    Betty Coffman is a Health Communications Specialist, working on the Health Sciences Campus with departments in the School of Medicine. A UofL alumna and Louisville native, she served as a writer and editor for local and national publications and as an account services coordinator and copywriter for marketing and design firms prior to joining UofL’s Office of Marketing and Communications.