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Donor Gift Supports Women with Cancer

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At the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, survivorship support is a critical part of treatment and recovery. On August 24, women with cancer participated in a Live Better Workshop with Chef Ryan Callahan, author of Cooking for Chemo. The event was funded through the generosity of Robert Ashton, who made this program possible with a generous gift to the Together Support Fund in memory of his wife Pauline.


Annual Flu Shot Clinic Turns 20

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Thanks to generous donors, the Foundation has proudly funded BJC HealthCare’s annual free flu shot clinics for the past 20 years, amounting to more than 275,000 vaccines administered to St. Louis area residents. These clinics help prevent the spread of influenza, ease the strain on health care resources, reach underserved populations, and promote public health awareness.

Meet Harry Ratliff

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Harry Ratliff has been a strong advocate for health care through volunteering and board memberships for over 20 years. He’s continuing this mission in his new position on the board of The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Meet Robert Schwendinger

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Robert Schwendinger’s resume is so dedicated to health care that, at a glance, one might assume that he attended medical school instead of law school.

Meet Ajla Zigic

Board Briefing

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Ajla Zigic is a fierce champion of the St. Louis community. As the vice president of community and economic development at Midwest BankCentre, she relentlessly works to revitalize St. Louis communities.