PMC rider is “exceptional” partner in cancer research and care

July 30, 2020

Donald “Don” Wexler has participated in every Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) since 1983. Alongside lifelong friend and PMC founder Billy Starr, Don has witnessed the power of riding and fundraising in fueling the explosion of breakthrough research and new treatments at Dana-Farber Cancer Insitute over the last four decades. So when Don was diagnosed with acinar…

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Martins fund health equity projects to reduce disparities

July 21, 2020

Access to high-quality health care in the U.S. is not equal. Race, socioeconomic status, and geography have a significant bearing on care outcomes for too many people. Demond and Kia Martin are dedicated to erasing gaps created by racial and social injustice. In memory of Demond’s sister, Tonia—whose cancer was detected too late, though she…

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COVID-19 Research at Dana-Farber

May 1, 2020

In 1947, Dr. Sidney Farber’s pioneering research developed modern chemotherapy for children with leukemia. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been a worldwide medical research leader ever since. Today, Dana-Farber is applying its pioneering research tradition to developing novel approaches towards understanding and treating COVID-19. Dana-Farber scientists are developing groundbreaking strategies to bar the COVID-19 virus from…

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How to Leave a Legacy at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

April 30, 2020

Supporters of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund are loyal and dedicated. They walk, run, golf, and give to contribute to our mission of a world without cancer. The commitment from our community is unparalleled, but you might still ask yourself, “how else can I help conquer cancer?” A simple, flexible, and versatile way…

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

1.Participate in an event
2.Give a gift

Life as a medical interpreter during the COVID-19 crisis

April 23, 2020

By Carolina Olavarria, a Spanish Medical Interpreter and Translator in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Interpreter Services As interpreters, we build the bridge of communication between the medical team and their patients who have limited English. We are the voices of the providers to their patients, and we communicate everything the patient says, asks, or shares with…

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Get your #ScoopsforJimmy at home

April 20, 2020

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® presented by Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM is being postponed from June to September to keep our supporters safe and healthy during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. But there is always a reason for a sweet treat, especially during trying times! To spread some smiles, we encourage you to create your own Jimmy…

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Coping Day-to-Day with COVID-19 Uncertainty

April 18, 2020

Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Sue Morris, PsyD and Karen Fasciano, PsyD We are currently living in a very uncertain world with the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Not knowing what will happen next or worrying whether we or one of our family members might get sick, is likely to create…

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We’re here to help you fundraise in new ways

April 16, 2020

We here at Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund are amazed by our dedicated community of supporters and volunteers who are committed to Dana-Farber’s mission to conquer cancer and know that funds need to be raised now more than ever because a cancer diagnosis cannot be put on hold, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Although your golf tournament, restaurant night, yard sale, or karaoke…

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