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.

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 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.

Grants Awarded News Women's Board

WB Videographer Receives National Recognition

In videotaping interviews with recipients of Women’s Board annual grants for the web site, the Board is fortunate to be able to draw upon the talent and skill of member Sharen Becker. Her interviews explain the impact of the awards from the Board in advancing patient care at Johns Hopkins.

Sharen’s first documentary short film has been accepted at festivals across the country including Orlando FL and Davis CA, and has won Best Document Short in the American Golden Picture International Film Festival. Using a cell phone, she videoed the story of Charm City Ballet, as the troupe attempted to make a comeback following the Covid-19 shutdown. The ballet company strived to keep the dancers inspired and well trained as they worked to produce a full-length ballet after being closed for two years. During the awards season public screenings of the video are not allowed outside of the film festivals. As soon as possible, the Women’s Board will have the chance to see the work celebrating Charm City Ballet. Congratulations Sharen!


More on the Women’s Board and the Johns Hopkins Farmers’ Market…

In the week or so since the Carry on Shop hosted a stand at the Farmers’ Market, sales at the store have been brisk. A result of exposure at the Market?  Many who visited the Women’s Board tent mentioned that they have shopped at Renewal Upscale Resale.  A positive for the Board’s fund and friend raising on behalf of Johns Hopkins through its retail operations— the Carry On Shop and Renewal. 

New member Allison Williamson and Deborah Fanshaw have signed on to be at the Farmers’ Market on Thursday, August 24, joining the COS team!

Carry On Shop Logo Merchandise News

In midsummer, members are working to further our mission!

Several who are involved with the Carry On Shop sponsored a stand selling Johns Hopkins logo wear as well as cups, lanyards, and refillable bottles at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Farmers’ Market. Guests to the stand eagerly took recently printed flyers for the new WB online logo wear shop.  All had such a good time, they’ve recruited other WB members to join them on August 24, and September 28, when the COS group returns to the Market.

The Market is held every Thursday from 10 am until 2 pm on the walkway between the Outpatient Center and the Cancer Research Buildings.  The beverages, food, plants, produce, and products available are awesome and delicious!  Most important, the Market educates and encourages health, recycling and sustainability, the very same goals the Women’s Board has had since 1927!

Thanks to Bert Ficke, Pam Hindsley, Joan Quinn, and of course, John Sizemore, Carry On Shop manager.  See photo below.