24th Johns Hopkins Golf Classic

Golfers at the 24th Johns Hopkins Golf Classic relax and enjoy sliders after their rounds.  Generous sponsorship support, especially from Title Sponsor Baird Private Wealth Management and Titanium Sponsor Venable, along with gorgeous weather, guaranteed a successful event for the Women’s Board, providing funds to benefit patient care and provide scholarships in medicine and nursing at Johns Hopkins. 


WB Grant Enables IVF Treatment for Women with Severe Fertility Challenges 

Thanks to a grant from the Women’s Board, the first successful egg retrieval for In Vitro Fertilization has been completed at the east Baltimore Johns Hopkins Hospital!  

The Johns Hopkins Fertility Center routinely provides services at Greenspring Station where the embryology laboratory is located.  For some women, however,  complex medical conditions, require advanced hospital-based anesthesia care  for the small surgical procedure needed to remove eggs from the ovaries.  Prior to receiving the Women’s Board grant, the Fertility Center was not able to perform egg retrievals at the main Johns Hopkins hospital due to lack of specialized equipment needed for egg retrieval and transport to the laboratory at Greenspring Station.

Eggs retrieved from the ovaries are highly precious and extremely fragile. They must remain at exactly 37 degrees Celsius. Any shifts in temperature can destroy their viability.  To perform hospital-based egg retrievals requires an incubator with a microscope in the operating room to identify and isolate the eggs, a warmer to maintain temperature, a transport incubator to safely transfer the oocytes to the embryology lab, and a specialized ultrasound to safely perform the procedure.

Now, thanks to Women’s Board funds for purchase of this equipment, the Center has successfully begun its hospital-based egg retrieval IVF program.  There is a waiting list of patients for this service that includes women with special anesthesia requirements because of heart defects, sickle cell disease, and a history of organ transplants.  While many of them cannot carry a pregnancy themselves, they can safely undergo the small surgical procedure for removal of eggs from their ovaries under the guidance of Johns Hopkins multidisciplinary teams.  Then their dreams of having a biological child will become a reality with the help of a gestational carrier. 

Funds from the Women’s Board provided the incubator and scope, ultrasound, and mobile isolette that made this program a reality.  The Fertility Center is grateful to the Board for the generosity that made this possible.

Carry On Shop

The world of the Carry On Shop

Customers of the Carry On Shop come from six of the seven continents. Daily visitors include students, researchers and residents from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Oceana. Antarctica coming soon!

Recently a Bloomberg School of Public Health student from Ethiopia came to COS looking for a winter coat. She had mistakenly left hers on the airplane when returning to Baltimore after winter break. She found a beautiful suede/shearling jacket at 50% off and was more than thrilled!

Two days later a researcher from the Indian continent came into the shop to decompress after a long week, and take advantage of the 50% off sale. She left with a ¾ length fur (half off the already good COS price), numerous work jackets including Lafayette 148, Boden, and Talbots, a
dress or three, women’s size10 shoes, and an overcoat for her husband, to name a few of her finds. We were delighted to have helped as her personal shopper and grateful that her purchases support the mission of the Women’s Board to support Johns Hopkins.

The Carry On Shop is part of a lively, thriving, international community on the East Baltimore
Johns Hopkins Campus.

News Renewal

Stevie Daniels and WMAR visit Renewal!

Stevie Daniels came to shop.  She loved what she saw, and returned to Renewal two days later — with a WMAR camera team to film a feature on the store!   The video footage shows the many departments, outstanding choices, and sophisticated display of clothing, accessories and jewelry at Renewal.  Susan Posner gave an outstanding presentation of Renewal as shopping for a cause, promoting sustainability, and providing affordable fashion.  Susan says somehow a 90-minute visit turned into a fabulous 2-minute television feature.  Stevie says she is now a 100% regular customer!

Carry On Shop Renewal

Stories from the Women’s Board Shops

Last week, as two friends paid for their finds at Renewal, they said they knew by waiting a few days for Black Friday, they would save 30%.  They went ahead and purchased at full price fearing their treasures would be sold by then.   At the Carry On Shop, a visitor from France bought first copy a new item — the colorful, upbeat new book Let’s All Go to Baltimore!

Carry On Shop Events News

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hosts Event at Carry On Shop

The Carry On Shop hosted an after-hours event for  the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on Oct 24.  It was a time to eat, drink, mix and mingle, and comb the treasures of the shop. The event introduced the Carry On Shop and the Women’s Board to members of the Johns Hopkins community who may not be aware of all the Shop  and the Board  do to help support patient care at Johns Hopkins.

If interested in having an event such as this, please email The Carry On Shop at [email protected] and someone from the committee will be back in contact with you.

Events News Renewal

Bridal/Special Occasion Event, October 26

New and Vintage Wedding Gowns and Evening Wear.

Carry On Shop Events Logo Merchandise

The Women’s Board invites you to the Farmers’ Market

The Carry On Shop will have a table at the Johns Hopkins Farmers’ Market on Thursday, September 28, and Thursday, October 12, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on the walkway between the cancer research buildings. The table will feature goods from the Carry On Shop as well as Johns Hopkins logo wear and gift items, which also are available at the Women’s Board Hospital Gift Shops.

The JHMI Office of Sustainability sponsors the Farmers’ Market, to bring local, nutritious food to the Johns Hopkins community. It is managed by Reduction in Motion, an environmental consulting firm, with over 10 years of experience in establishing such markets and a goal to accomplish zero waste. The Market provides a time to mingle with employees, students, patients, families, and community members, while browsing varied offerings, enjoying treats at pop- up eateries, and taking home healthy foods.

It is fitting that the Carry On Shop, located on East Monument Street, be present at the Market. The Women’s Board Shop and Renewal Upscale Resale, at Hunt Valley Towne Centre, practice sustainability and reduction in waste through resale, giving new life to donations. Come visit the Market and the COS team!