The Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research
Fund was created to ensure that a multidisciplinary
approach to discovery in the field of prostate cancer
flourishes at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
The generosity of those listed makes groundbreaking
research possible and supports the best and brightest
minds working to eradicate prostate cancer.
This list recognizes donors to The Patrick C. Walsh
Prostate Cancer Research Fund from April 1, 2002 to
October 30, 2004.
We are especially grateful to the Brady Advisory Council
for their vision and dedicated support which made this fund possible.
This first issue of Prostate Cancer Discovery
marks the fruition of The Patrick C. Walsh
Prostate Cancer Research Fund, spearheaded by
the Brady Advisory Council, and made possible
by many of Dr. Walsh’s patients, their families
After three decades at the helm of the Brady
Urological Institute, Dr. Walsh has stepped down
from his administrative responsibilities as Director
to devote more time to patient care, surgery
In developing the fund that bears
his name, the Council has made certain that his
winning approach to the prevention, treatment
and ultimate cure of prostate cancer will carry
on. All of us waging this war against prostate
cancer-working to end the havoc of the disease,
and to prevent our sons and grandsons from ever
developing it-believe that the cure for prostate
cancer will be found soon, and it will be found
The Advisory Council, and all who have
given to the Fund, strongly embrace the concept
behind the world-class
research program that Dr.
Walsh has created-one
that is unique in its depth,
scope, and multidisciplinary
THE PATRICK C. WALSH
PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH FUND
F O U N D E R S ’ C I R C L E
Dr. Walsh believes that
victory in this war hinges
on a many-sided assault-
our version of the Army, Navy, Air Force and
Marines. Soldiers fighting a battle don’t aim to win
just a few isolated skirmishes; their goal is "defeat
in detail"-winning on every front. With this in
mind, Dr. Walsh has enlisted and supported basic
scientists, medical and radiation oncologists, and
pathologists to work with urologists in finding
new pathways, and developing more sophisticated
weaponry to penetrate prostate cancer’s defenses.
Continuing this vision, the Walsh Fund will
make it possible to attract and recruit the brightest
scientists from all disciplines at Johns
Hopkins to focus their efforts on prostate cancer.
Each year, a request for proposals will be sent
to every Johns Hopkins scientist; we will cast
the net widely, to secure fresh, innovative ideas.
Applications will be reviewed by a scientific
advisory board, led by Dr. Walsh and made up of
Hopkins faculty and two laypeople-patients
who are knowledgeable about the management
and treatment of the disease, as well as the most
current research. Grants, ranging from $50,000 to
$100,000, will be awarded each year to the most
promising research initiatives.
The Walsh Fund is off to a powerful start.
More than $25 million has been rasied so far to
provide critical support. The latest commitment
came as a surpise when Founders’ Circle members,
Beth and Ross Myers, doubled their previous
contribution for a total gift of $2 million at a
celebratory event honoring Peg and Pat Walsh.
The first grants will be awarded in the Spring of
2005. We will report the latest news from the
frontlines of the research supported by the Fund
in future issues of Prostate Cancer Discovery. On
the right side of this page are the names
of the Founders’ Circle members, donors who
have given $500,000 or more in their commitment
to defeating prostate cancer. Scrolling down the list
are the names of all of the people (as of
press time, October 30, 2004) who have given so
generously to help in this effort. If you are interested
in becoming a part of this groundbreaking work, please call (410) 516-6160.