Memorial gift creates fellowship to celebrate patient’s love of learning and discovery

June 23, 2017

Maureen Twomey had a lifelong love of learning. She was an avid reader, and had earned degrees from both Tufts University and Harvard University. She also would complete the notoriously difficult crossword puzzle in The New York Times, and enjoyed going to museums. Throughout a difficult two-year battle with esophageal cancer, Maureen found that her…

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Patient-designed bags support HomeGoods’ “Help Families Fight Cancer” campaign

June 16, 2017

Seventeen-year-old Evan Yu loves to draw and enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking and fishing. Combining his love for the ocean and art, Evan designed a beautiful underwater scene for one of two bags available this year to purchase in HomeGoods stores nationwide. Proceeds from the purchase of each bag support HomeGood’s “Help Families Fight…

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Gesture by Jimmy’s Team members spreads kindness to pediatric patients

June 9, 2017

Recently, loyal Dana-Farber and Jimmy Fund supporters provided something vital to our youngest patients in addition to their ongoing commitment to conquer cancer: they helped provide smiles. These dedicated people are members of Dana-Farber’s Jimmy’s Team, supporting the Institute’s lifesaving mission each month with their generous recurring gifts. New members receive a special limited-edition Boston…

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Help the Jimmy Fund raise vital funds in two easy ways!

1.Participiate in an event
2.Give a gift

During Girls Weekend, new friends connect

May 8, 2017

For seventeen girls and patients at Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Dana-Farber’s annual Girls Weekend – a three-day arts, shopping, and food extravaganza – is a much-needed opportunity to relax and connect with new friends who also know what it’s like to have cancer. “Being a teenager – especially when you’re a girl…

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