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

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…

During Girls Weekend, new friends connect

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…

Big Papi is a big hit for the Jimmy Fund

The teenagers were already having the time of their lives, walking on the sacred Fenway Park grass and meeting Red Sox players, when the exhilaration suddenly reached a new level. There, emerging like a rock star from the dugout, was the biggest star in the Sox stratosphere: David Ortiz. “Everyone got so excited, and we…

Egyptian fellows learn from pediatric care at Dana-Farber

The first participants in a new pediatric oncology fellowship established with the world’s largest children’s cancer hospital found much to admire at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and much that they hope to put in practice at home. Four pediatric oncology fellows from Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE) in Cairo spent six weeks…

5 Unforgettable Jimmy Fund moments from 2015

Twenty-four hours a day patients, families, doctors and donors fill the halls of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to help us in our efforts to conquer cancer. Thanks to all of those dedicated to our mission, we grow closer to curing cancer every year. In celebration of the meaningful moments that made 2015 a year we will never forget,…

Patient artwork featured in Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund’s 2015 Holiday Cards

  For the second year in a row, Dana-Farber patient Bernard Manning has submitted a personally designed card to be featured in Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund’s 2015 Holiday Collection presented by Amica Mutual Insurance. His artwork is one of 13 holiday cards designed by local artists and photographers. Bernard’s card features a penguin caught…