The Piggest Raffle has been postponed until October 11. You can still buy paper tickets from Wood Hudson employees and friends until April 23rd. You can buy tickets online until October 10. Each $5 ticket is $5 directly to cancer research. Don't forget the possibility of winning the grand prize! $5000 to you and $5000 to Wood Hudson. Buy many!

Upcoming Fund Raisers: The Flying Pig has been postponed to October 9-11, 2020. Watch for updates on "The Piggest Raffle." We have not yet heard from the Flying PIg about changes to the raffle.

The Flying Pig is coming right up! May 3, 2020 is race day. Support Wood Hudson by buying raffle tickets. Each costs $5 and all that money goes directly to the Lab. On top of that, the winner of the raffle (hopefully you with a Wood Hudson ticket) wins $5,000 cash, and Wood Hudson also receives $5000 cash! You do not need to be present to win. You can buy a ticket from any Wood Hudson employee or you can buy online as well.

Flying Pig Raffle Flyer is here.

Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon


Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon is one of our top fundraisers. Wood Hudson is a Flying Pig Partner Charity again this year. Please run for Wood Hudson this year!! Just call the lab at 859-581-7249 for your discount code, and when you sign up online with the discount code, your race fee will be reduced by 30%. We're asking that you then donate that last 30% directly to Wood Hudson via paypal at or mail your donation to 931 Isabella Street, Newport, KY 41071. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT of cancer research at Wood Hudson!

Flying Pig Marathon Flyer is here.

Special Thanks to St. Thomas School

Lyndia Myers is a 5th, 6th , 7th, and 8th grade science teacher at St. Thomas School, Ft. Thomas KY. The two new priests at St. Thomas, Father Ross Kelsch and Father Ray Enzweiler suggested that unused extra items in the science classroom be donated. Debbie Wilshire, Lyndia’s sister-in-law, suggested Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory. Fr. Kelsch, Fr. Enzweiler, and Principal Deborah Flamm agreed and gave the go ahead for the glassware donation. St. Thomas 6th, 7th and 8th grade students visited Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory for a tour last year. A number of St. Thomas students have volunteered at the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraisers held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church to benefit Wood Hudson. We thank the students from Ft. Thomas schools for their service and donation of time. We also thank Fr. Kelsch, Fr. Enzweiler, Ms. Flamm, and Ms. Myers for this important and useful donation of laboratory glassware to our Laboratory – as everyone knows glassware, laboratory and otherwise does not last forever and this donation replaces many broken pieces in our various labs.


Wood Hudson 19th Annual Car Show August 10, 2019


These are photos from last years Annual Car Show:


The Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory Trustees have announced a Capital Campaign to raise $250,000. The Campaign goals are in line with the new 3-5 year Strategic Plan, now under development, and the current need for building and equipment maintenance and repairs. We are turning to local foundations and our generous benefactors to raise these funds. With the help of such support from local foundations and our benefactors we were able to raise over $840,000 a decade ago to build debt-free the 7,500 sq. ft. environmentally controlled Biospecimen Repository Center (BRC) Addition.

The BRC now preserves over 2 million surgical specimens including specimens from over 65,000 cancer patients for research and education and to help patients if their tumor recurs and further tests are required. Now, seven years after opening in 2012, the BRC needs to be water-proofed. Water-proofing treatments are only guaranteed for 5 years. Moreover stainless steel flashing needs to be installed over the windows. Wood Hudson Trustee Mark Shields, a Project Executive with Messer Construction, has obtained a $35,000 quote from American Façade Renovation to complete this project.

Have you visited the Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory facility recently? Visitors are always welcome but please call first! (859-581-7249 - If we receive an avalanche of requests to this invitation we will host another open house!). If you have visited our institute recently you will notice that our 1922 vintage front doors have major problems and need to be replaced. Mr. Shields has obtained a $15,000 estimate from A-E Door Company to replace all four of the front doors. This project is essential for the safety and security of everyone and everything inside the building, located in an urban neighborhood.

Needless to say, our research equipment is heavily used and must be maintained. On average, annual maintenance for high-end scientific equipment is $5,000-$7,500 per instrument and repairs can cost even more. Right now, we have 6 pieces of equipment that need maintenance, repairs, or need to be replaced. The new 3-5 year Strategic Plan now being developed states as a goal to increase the breadth of our research - expanding our research of cancer immunology and genetics while maintaining the current focus on pathology, biomarkers, and molecular biology. This will require additional high-end scientific equipment and additional highly skilled professional staff.

Clearly, the current $250,000 goal will not cover all these projetcs, however one has to start somewhere and every project has to be built one brick at a time. The Trustees, Students, and Staff thank you for your past support which has made it possible to reach multiple past goals. We ask for your continued support as we move forward with this 2019 Capital Campaign.

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