Meet Alyssa: Walking to Conquer Cancer

In August of 2010, I joined the staff in Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund’s Development office. Immediately, I recognized the compassion and dedication embodied by my colleagues. I had found my new home and had been introduced to a breadth of innovative cancer fundraising events and programs with which I could get involved personally. With…

Sarcoma Patient Sets Sights on Nursing Career

Twenty-one-year-old Amanda Lee has always wanted to be a nurse. But after a life-changing diagnosis in 2012, Amanda suddenly had a more personal motivation to pursue her career goals. After seeing her primary care doctor for pain in her lower back, doctors determined Amanda had a tumor that was causing internal bleeding. Amanda, then 17,…

Michigan woman engages community to fight Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia

In December 2010, Susan Wit’s 28-year-old son, Adam, was diagnosed with Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia (WM), a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The Michigan-based family soon found themselves halfway across the country at Dana-Farber’s Bing Center in Boston, the country’s largest WM referral center, and the only center in the world dedicated exclusively to advancing the understanding of…