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Famed Photographer William Wegman Brings “Flo” and “Wendell” To Life for Pediatric Cancer Patients

WASHINGTON (Jan. 9, 2015) — Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital hosts famed photographer and painter William Wegman.

Wegman will visit with children in the pediatric oncology unit and read from his new book “Flo & Wendell Explore,” featuring Wegman’s world-renowned Weimaraner dogs.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015; 11 a.m. to noon

Note: Later in the day, Georgetown Lombardi hosts a reception with Wegman for the opening of “William Wegman: Out of the Box,” a solo exhibition featuring 22 framed photographs. Click here for more information. 

WHERE: Georgetown Lombardi pediatric oncology clinic at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW, Entrance 1

KEY VISUALS: William Wegman reading to the pediatric oncology patients; children making puppets of the Flo and Wendell characters; Wegman photographs exhibited in Georgetown Lombardi atrium.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Wegman’s visit is sponsored by Georgetown Lombardi’s Arts & Humanities Program, which promotes an optimum life experience for patients, family members, and caregivers with activities, resources, education, and environments that encourage a creative and constructive response to illness.

Wegman will be introduced to the children by Dr. Aziza Shad, chief of pediatric hematology-oncology. Hope for Henry and Tracy’s Kids art therapy program are co-hosting a reading event with Wegman followed by an arts activity. They will be providing copies of “Flo & Wendell Explore,” pizza and Georgetown cupcakes.

Media should RSVP to Marianne Worley at

About Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, seeks to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future. Georgetown Lombardi is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, and the only one in the Washington, DC, area. For more information, go to