Well-known British-born American pediatric oncologist Audrey Evans passed away on 29 September 2022. At the time of her death, she was 97 years old. Audrey was known for creating several non-profit organizations throughout her life. She was known as the “Mother of Neuroblastoma” for her work in the field of oncology. She was also one of the co-founders of the original Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia and a co-founder of the St. James School in Philadelphia.
Audrey evans Cause of death:
There is no official information available about Audrey Evans’s Death. She died on Thursday in Philadelphia. Her genuine cause of death has not been affirmed at this point. It was speculated that she died of natural causes. However, the Ronald McDonalds House Noble has said that Evans passed away calmly.
Today, we celebrate the life of our inspiring co-founder, Dr. Audrey Evans, who passed peacefully in her home. Dr. Evans helped establish the first Ronald McDonald House in 1974. We are honored to continue her legacy of caring for children & families. 💙#KeepingFamiliesClose pic.twitter.com/04mPvylBkP
— RMHC Global (@RMHC) September 29, 2022
Who was Audrey Evans?
Audrey Elizabeth Evans was born on 6 March 1925 in York, England. She was the youngest of three children born into a middle-class family. Evans trained at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in the early 1950s. She was the only female student in the medical school. She trained at Boston Children’s Hospital for two years under Dr. Sidney Farber, who we know as the father of modern chemotherapy.
After she finished her medical training in the United States, she returned to England to practice specialty pediatrics. Then, she headed back to the United States of America to pick up her career in pediatric oncology.
Evans was recruited by the former U.S Surgeon General and Surgeon Chief at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), C. Everett Coop, to create the pediatric oncology unit there. She spent the rest of her career here.
Audrey Evans Obituary:
There is no official information about Audrey Evans’s funeral details. She is preceded in death by her husband. Evans married Dr. Giulio D’Angio, in 2005, when she was 80. They met in 1953 while working at Boston Children’s Hospital.
It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Dr. Audrey Evans today.
Dr. Audrey Evans was the Co-Founder of the first ever Ronald McDonald House, built in 1974. Her vision for that House all those years ago paved the path for the 380 Houses that stand today.
— Ronald McDonald Hse (@RMHC_Ireland) September 29, 2022