Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday's Women of Courage - Suzanne V. Hascoe

This post is dedicated to a most remarkable woman. She was not well known, but well respected, and well loved. Her name is Suzanne Hascoe. This past May, she lost her courageous battle with Lung Cancer. She is pictured here (r) with Sophia James, Curator of The Hascoe Art Collection.

Those of us that appreciate art, remember the vast collection of Czech Modern Art, Masters, and Sculpture that she and her late husband, Norman, collected and offered for display.

Reflecting her interests in art, antiques and medicine, she was a member of the Chairman's Council as well as a Fellow for Life of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She also sat on the Board of The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut and was an Associate Member of the Board of the Whitehead Institute for Genetic Research at MIT.

Few of us knew that Suzanne was a former biochemist in cancer research. She worked for the Burroughs Welcome Company, which under a grant from Sloan Kettering, developed the first chemotherapy drug for treating childhood leukemia. She worked directly for the scientists who received the Nobel Prize for this breakthrough medical treatment.

She will be remembered by family and friends for her keen intellect, engaging personality, incredibly warm smile, elegant taste and exquisite style.

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