Dr. Katherine Lynne Cannon Cancer Fund

The Dr. Katherine Lynne Cannon Cancer Fund was created in July 2017 by Dr. Katherine Lynne Cannon to provide support for families dealing with acute stage cancer. Inspired by her own experiences battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, to which, after a brave and unwavering 11 month battle, she succumbed in November 2017, Dr. Cannon endeavored to create a fund that will give families at RWJ Hamilton the kinds of special and comforting touches that meant so much to her and her family during her “big fight.”

Today, Dr. Cannon’s family and friends celebrate her memory by helping the fund grow.

Proceeds from the Dr. Katherine Lynne Cannon Cancer Fund will be used to assist cancer patients and their families with personal items such as wigs and other aid as deemed appropriate.

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About Dr. Katherine Lynne Cannon

Dr Katherine Lynne CannonDr. Katherine Lynne Cannon Hughes was a beloved mother and OB-GYN from Princeton, New Jersey. Known as “Kate” by her family and friends, she was a “force of nature” whose love and passion for languages, travel, and serving others began at an early age. Having developed a global perspective as a child traveling with her mother, Kate received a grant to study internationally and completed a comparative research study of adolescent health in Peru, France, and the United States at age 17. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Brown University, after which she spent a year shadowing physicians at RWJ Hamilton. She completed her Doctorate degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and her OB-GYN residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Highly respected for her work as a physician, spirited educator, leader, and mentor, Kate published extensively on her research and was recognized with various accolades, notably including recipient of Brown University Teaching Assistantship, faculty appointment and research award, the Brown University 1764 Society Award for young alumni leadership and the Rutgers-NJMS Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching award. Kate held many leadership positions such as UMDNJ-SOM Student Council Executive Board, President & Executive Committee Chair. Known for the incredible tenacity, Kate was fondly referred to by her students as “Onco Bronco.” Kate was overjoyed to fulfill her dreams of devoting her life to women’s health and looked forward to a long career serving her patients at RWJBarnabas Health.

In addition to her academic and professional accomplishments, Kate’s boundless determination and drive to be her best also extended to figure skating, running, and field hockey. Kate’s spirit, charisma, and kindness will live on through her family, including her husband, Wray, their children, Jackson and Harrison, her mother, Lynne, and her sister, Jacqueline, as well as the many friends and patients whose lives she touched.

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