Mindell Foundation goes to the movies

THE BALTIMORE SUN

It was major munchies and a movie at the Premium Cinema in Owings Mills for 200 supporters of the Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation. The evening began with a serious sampling of the theater's restaurant fare. Guests then filed into two luxury theaters to enjoy "A Civil Action" starring John Travolta.

The night's $4,000 in proceeds benefited the University of Maryland Medical System's Greenebaum Cancer Center for Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation, where Eileen Diener, the daughter of the Mindell foundation's past president, Linda Kreshtol, received a successful marrow transplant in March 1998.

Moviegoers included Jewel Martin and Sylvia Shapiro, Mindell Foundation co-presidents, event chair Eileen Chiat, and many folks who helped Diener battle leukemia at University Hospital. Among them: Dr. Mark Krasna, head of the Thoracic Oncology Program (with wife Diane); and transplant team member Dr. Athanasios Fassas.

Pub Date: 02/07/99

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