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

June 23, 2017
memorial giving

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

May 8, 2017
pediatric cancer patients

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…

Family designs bracelet to honor brother and support Dana-Farber

November 22, 2016

As he embarked on an investment banking career, Fred Magnanimi vowed two things: He’d never live in his native Rhode Island, and he would never work in his family’s jewelry manufacturing business. Now he’s doing both – and Dana-Farber’s Holiday Cards & Gifts presented by Amica Insurance is benefiting. Love and loss inspired Magnanimi’s change…

Big Papi is a big hit for the Jimmy Fund

October 5, 2016

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…

Meet Jimmy Fund Volunteer Chris Lopez

April 9, 2016

Each year, volunteers of all ages contribute more than 33,222 hours to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, making an important difference in the lives of cancer patients. For an inside look at what it is like to be a Jimmy Fund volunteer we interviewed Chris Lopez, who has volunteered with the Jimmy Fund for nearly 10 years:…

Paint your plate with color and beneficial nutrients

March 21, 2016

Last year, in honor of National Nutrition Month®, Dana-Farber Nutritionist, Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, shared her top 5 cancer-fighting foods. This year Kennedy is honing in on color and the role it plays in health and wellness. “The saying ‘eat the rainbow’ is crucial for health and wellness,” says Kennedy. “Each color family…

Egyptian fellows learn from pediatric care at Dana-Farber

February 4, 2016

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

December 26, 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,…