Patient family shares gratitude to Dana-Farber through estate gift

Two-time cancer survivor Robert “Bob” Doyle and his wife, Anne, credit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s expert and compassionate staff with Bob’s recovery from both acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and squamous cell cancer of the tongue. Even though Bob went through grueling treatments for both cancers, he looks on the experience as incredibly positive. “Each time at…

Gesture by Jimmy’s Team members spreads kindness to pediatric patients

Recently, loyal Dana-Farber and Jimmy Fund supporters provided something vital to our youngest patients in addition to their ongoing commitment to conquer cancer: they helped provide smiles. These dedicated people are members of Dana-Farber’s Jimmy’s Team, supporting the Institute’s lifesaving mission each month with their generous recurring gifts. New members receive a special limited-edition Boston…

Jimmy Fund Facebook Re-Connects Two Cancer Patients 13 Years Later

In 2002, Brittany Flaherty was 15 years old and midway through her freshman year at The Bromfield School in Harvard, Massachusetts. An avid basketball player, she thought her fatigue might be from the stress most 15-year-olds experience while balancing school, sports, and friends. When it wasn’t getting any better, Brittany went to her doctor’s office,…

Larry Lucchino shares holiday gifts and hope during visit with patients

Decades later, Larry Lucchino still remembers how he felt as a Dana-Farber patient meeting long-term survivors of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. While he endured chemotherapy treatments, a stem cell transplant, and 38 days in isolation while being treated for the disease, these encounters gave him hope that he, too, could beat it. So when Lucchino – now…