UnMask Cancer raises nearly $270,000

“Dana-Farber’s commitment to cancer care and research is very near and dear to our hearts,” said Bill Rancic, who with his wife Giuliana, hosted this year’s UnMask Cancer presented by The Herb Chambers Companies. Giuliana, a breast cancer survivor, and Bill spent the evening with fellow UnMask Cancer attendees and Dana-Farber supporters at the Mandarin…

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 being diagnosis with synovial sarcoma 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,…

Governor Baker joins Dana-Farber Society members to celebrate progress in cancer research and patient care

“There were limited options for people diagnosed with cancer in Massachusetts in 2000,” said Charlie Baker, governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, before a full house at the 26th annual Dana-Farber Society (DFS) Recognition Dinner June 2.   Gov. Baker was the keynote speaker for the event, held at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston, to honor…