The Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware will pay tribute to pediatric oncologist Rita Meek, MD, at its sixth annual Black Tie Gala at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at Doubletree Hotel, 700 N. King St., Wilmington.

The Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware will pay tribute to pediatric oncologist Rita Meek, MD, at its sixth annual Black Tie Gala at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at Doubletree Hotel, 700 N. King St., Wilmington.

Meek was the first pediatric oncologist in the state when she arrived in Delaware in the early 1980s. She went on to build oncology programs at Christiana Care and the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. She retired just last week from the duPont Hospital after nearly 20 years of service.

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