Atul Gawande commends Dana-Farber Society in powerful speech

The 28th Annual Dana-Farber Society (DFS) Recognition Dinner was held at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston on May 8. The evening was dedicated to celebrating progress in cancer research and patient care made possible by the generosity of the Dana-Farber Society — a group of individuals who have remembered Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund in their…

For teenage girls, portraits are symbols of friendship and strength

The young women looked at the large, black-and-white photographs arranged around the room quietly at first. These were the type of glamour shots usually seen in fashion magazines, with one big difference. These pictures were of them, captured during the most challenging time of their lives, yet looking strong, confident – beautiful. Three months earlier,…

Even with rain, Jimmy Fund Clinic has a ball at spring training

The timing couldn’t have been better for the Jimmy Fund Clinic’s 15th annual trip to Boston Red Sox spring training – delays and all. While New Englanders were dealing with one of the snowiest, windiest Marches in recent memory, 42 clinic patients aged 13 and up hugged their families goodbye in the Yawkey Center lobby…

Students spread kindness to cancer patients through handmade cards

More than 200 students from the Brussel Russel School in Brockton, Mass., crafted 250 handmade cards to spread words of kindness and encouragement to pediatric cancer patients at Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic. Each year, the Clinic receives hundreds of cards that each bring a special sentiment to the recipient. Take a look at the cards created…

A different kind of bridal shower

Before Alden Coldwell and her husband, Peter Dearborn, were married in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire at the end of June, the couple opted for a different kind of bridal shower. On June 14, family and friends of the bride and groom gathered at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and…