Massey Cancer Center

Massey Cancer Center provides patient care and Cancer research, treating more than 50 types of Cancer. Muti-disciplinary teams work together under one roof, ensuring a high level of communication and making appointments easier for patients. They are organized by disease type and include medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, advance practice nurses, clinical research nurses and social workers, among others. Patients visiting Massey Cancer benefit from the team approach and expertise.

The VCU Massey Cancer Center has had many research breakthroughs thanks to the generosity of thousands of donors. Gifs of all sizes from individuals, foundations and corporations help ensure that Massey physicians, scientists and researchers have resources to bring their discoveries from the lab to the patients.

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Doctors discuss their current research in Brain Tumor and Breast Cancer.
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Doctors and Researchers shared with guests recent research accomplishments.
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The doors of the VCU Massey Cancer Center!
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VCU School of Medicine’s McGlothlin Medical Education Center
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Doctors discuss their current research in Brain Tumor and Breast Cancer.
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VMA State Secretary and Moose International Supreme Council member and other Advisory Board members received special recognition

On Monday, October 19th, Brian Carpenter, Junior Governor of the Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472, represented the Lodge who partnered with Survivors 4U to donate three iPads to the ASK Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Survivors4U is a project formed by 2 cancer survivors, Willie Emory and Chad Bowen, who wish to give back to cancer patients, their families, and survivors in need. Survivors 4U is a new group with high expectations and the Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472 is excited to be part of a great cause in the local area.

The Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU's (CHoR) hematology and oncology team is dedicated to improving the quality of children's lives through prevention, control and cure of childhood cancer and blood disorders. CHoR's hematology and oncology team includes doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, chaplains, educational consultants, psychologists and child life specialists who help treat the whole child and family -- not just the illness. The hematology and oncology team also coordinates treatment with CHoR's other medical specialties,  from cardiology and nephrology to critical care and endocrinology, the full spectrum of care is available at CHoR.

The Lodge is not new to VCU Health.  The Hopewell Moose Lodge along with the Virginia Moose Association has donated over $1.2 million to The Massey Cancer Center.

To know a little more about us, please visit the Hopewell Moose Lodge at or stop by. We are located at 4701 Western St. Hopewell, VA 23860 if you are interested in a Strong Fraternal Organization dedicated to helping others.  Click on photo for larger image.

For three years now the Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472 has put on a Golf Tournament to raise funds for Massey Cancer. During our first year the Lodge raised over $5,000 but that was nothing compared to things which were to come. This year with the help of many Lodge Volunteers we presented Massey Cancer with a check in the amount of $14,200! The Virginia Moose Association has donated 1.2 million since adopting this charitable organization. What support for such a worthy cause. To raise that kind of money our Fraternal Order of Moose in Hopewell begins conducting fund raising each year in January. It takes dedication and drive from numerous members of the Loyal Order of Moose (LOOM) and Women of the Moose (WOTM). All the proceeds, 100%, are donated to Massey Cancer. There’s no handling fees or overhead! This is the Lodges #1 local charitable organization that everyone gets behind each year.

To make the Golf tournament a success our Chairmen, Jerold Langley and William (Butch) Morris, begin planning for the Golf Tournament months in advance. This requires the two of them spend long hours and driving all over visiting local merchants for hole sponsorship, donations and encouraging teams to participate. Without the support of the from the City of Hopewell, Prince George County and Colonial Heights, VA this event would not be as successful and growing each year. This year 12 teams participated in a day of golfing at the Prince George Golf Course.

Why does the Lodge open its heart to the local community each year to give a much back as they can? Because many of our members know firsthand what cancer can do to a family unit and at the Hopewell Moose Family Center 1472 we look out for each other and support this worthwhile cause.

The Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472 is part of the Virginia Moose Association, a fraternal organization of men and women dedicated to supporting the seniors and youths of our community and our Lodge. For more information about the Moose visit the Lodge website at and Moose International at

The Moose organization maintains more than 1,800 Moose Centers across the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda, providing members with family-oriented social, dining and sports activities. The Moose organization’s main endeavors include Mooseheart Child City & School, a residential community and school for children whose families are unable to care for them; and Moosehaven, a Florida retirement community for senior members in need. Children at Mooseheart, located outside of Chicago, receive the nurturing home, spiritual development and solid education they need to reach their full potential through a variety of innovative, nationally recognized educational and family-living programs.  Click on images for larger pictures!

Dr. Gordon D. Ginder, Director Massey Cancer Center, and Frances F. Householder, Associate Director of Development and Community Relations, thanked the Moose members from Virginia at the January 2015 Virginia Moose Association Mid-Year Conference for the $16,000.00 contribution resulting from the Moose Money March and for the continuing support the Virginia Moose Association provides to the Massey Cancer Center.

Massey Cancer was recognized in 2010 as one of the top 40 Cancer Hospitals in the Country. The Virginia Moose Association has contributed over $1,699,000.00 to Massey Cancer since originally being sponsored.

Fran Householder announced her retirement while attending Saturday nights Banquet. The Virginia Moose Association is very thankful to have had the pleasure working with Fran for these many years.

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