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illumination Gala Lights the Way to Hope for Patients Fighting Cancer

June 9, 2011

Net proceeds from illumination go to the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Frontier Fund, an initiative to help researchers at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine accelerate the pace of discoveries by
increasing the number of promising clinical research projects that translate into better treatment, so that more lives will be saved in St. Louis and around the world.

Kristin Chenoweth, the Emmy- and Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen, who recently starred as ‘Glinda the Good Witch’ in Wicked, lit up the night with a spectacular performance. The daughter of a breast cancer and melanoma survivor, Kristin also serves as a passionate advocate for better cancer treatments and cures.

George Paz, Chairman and CEO of Express Scripts and Robert Clark, Chairman and CEO of Clayco, served as gala co-chairs.

“To lead this event with George was an honor,” Robert says. “At Clayco, we share with the Siteman Cancer Center a dedication to helping where we see the most need. Siteman and Barnes-Jewish provide our community with a tremendous service.”

Adds George, “Express Scripts is dedicated to supporting organizations that provide access to health and medical services. Siteman is a leader in this field, not only for St. Louis but also for the nation.”

To support the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Frontier Fund (#6792), please give online today.

See a video of highlights from the 2011 illumination gala.

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