Our days and weeks are packed – sometimes to the point of overflowing – with projects, meetings, and the regular day-to-day work that propels our discoveries and supports our investigators and their teams.
In the midst of being busy today and planning for tomorrow, it’s important for me to take a moment to express my gratitude to everyone for what they do to support the CHOP Research Institute.
While funding is certainly a critical factor in our flourishing research program, it has little significance without you – our innovative investigators and research teams, our dedicated support staff, our generous donors, and our inspiring patients and families. I am thankful for each and every one of you for your tireless support. Regardless of how you support the Research Institute – through your work, generosity, advocacy, and goodwill – please know that we could not accomplish what we do without you.
It is because of you that we bring breakthroughs every day to our patients and families.
It is because of you that children across the globe enjoy healthier lives through new treatment approaches and therapeutics.
It is because of you that we are the preeminent pediatric research institution in the world, sharing our wealth of knowledge and innovation with the scientific community at large so through collaboration we can tackle some of the most challenging issues affecting children’s health.
As you gather this week with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving (and Friendsgiving for some!), know how truly and deeply grateful I am for all that you do. And I feel as privileged and honored as ever to lead the CHOP Research Institute as we continue to advance the health of children by turning scientific discovery into medical innovation.
I wish you all an enjoyable and peaceful holiday!