Every week throughout Bridgestone Arena's Anniversary Season, we will celebrate the Arena's 15 year partnership with the Middle Tennessee community.
15th Anniversary Reflections: Partners In Cancer Research
The Nashville Predators players and team/arena staff are strong partners with Vanderbilt University in the fight for cancer research, ranging from monetary support (over the last three years alone, the Nashville Predators Foundation has donated around a half million dollars to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt) to increased awareness and exposure to volunteerism and staff assistance. Preds players are frequent visitors to Children's Hospital in-season and out-of-season, while patients and their families are regular guests of the team at Preds games and other Arena events.
Meg Rush, M.D., Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Dr. Meg Rush is chief of staff at Children's Hospital and is also the acting chair of the Department of Pediatrics.
Fact Of The Week:
- In the Summer of 2010, the Nashville Predators established an endowed pediatric cancer research fund through Vanderbilt University Medical Center, opening the endowment with a $100,000 donation in 2010 and adding a $125,000 donation last summer. The endowment is used by the medical center to fund research and other necessary endeavors in the battle against pediatric cancers.