The Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund at Frederick Memorial Hospital was established in 1999 by Jeff and Patty Hurwitz, after Patty’s diagnosis of breast cancer. Believing that early diagnosis was the key to Patty’s successful outcome, the goal of the fund has been to provide the most innovative options in early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Contributions to the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund are helping save lives here in Frederick County. Every dollar donated to the Fund is used for direct patient benefit; there are no administrative costs.

Over the past decade, more than $1.5 million has been provided through community support for the fund and its events.

Here are just a few of the items purchased and services provided thanks to the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund:

  • Funds help make the new James M Stockman Cancer Institute a reality for cancer patients in our community.
  • A special breast coil was purchased for use with digital imaging of the breast.
  • 3D & CAD Mammography Systems have been purchased to assist in the detection of breast cancer at an earlier stage; allowing for more successful outcomes.
  • Supported a Breast Cancer Symposium and other group events for patients.
  • Created a healing space for patients and families at the Women’s Center for Breast Care at FMH Crestwood.
  • Purchased a device that enables the surgeon and radiologist to examine biopsy tissue in the operating room; this makes biopsies easier on the patient and returns results more quickly.

The Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund is a fund of FMH, a private, not-for-profit, community hospital with a 501 (c)(3) tax status.
All contributions to the fund are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.