Donor Story: Joanne Hambleton
Joanne Hambleton, RN, MSN, NE-BC

As a staff member, I always gave. But now giving has a new, more personal meaning. It's my way of thanking my colleagues, my team, for supporting me during and after treatment."
—Joanne Hambleton

Video Why I Give to Fox Chase

This fall, six Fox Chase donors came together to talk about their motivations for giving and their relationship with Fox Chase. We distilled that two-hour conversation into this 5-minute video, which debuted at the November 4 Laurel Society Recognition Event. Our hope is that all of our supporters will hear familiar themes that speak to their own reasons for giving to Fox Chase. Launch video »

Joanne Hambleton, RN, MSN, NE-BC, has a unique perspective on giving to Fox Chase. For 19 years, she has cared for patients as a Fox Chase nurse, and, since 2002, as vice president of nursing and patient services. In these roles, she has always felt immense gratitude for donor generosity. "State-of-the-art equipment, ongoing research studies, and even new comfortable furniture—gifts make so much possible, in small and large ways," says Joanne.

In 2004 Joanne was diagnosed with breast cancer and began to see giving from the point of view of a Fox Chase patient. "The care I received was amazing and included treatments other hospitals were not yet aware of," Joanne says. "Seeing Fox Chase from a patient perspective made me even more grateful for the high level of care we give and more determined to provide support in as many ways as possible."