Category Cancer Fundraising Events

Dad goes the extra mile to honor his son

Gerry Forget doesn’t think of himself as a big fundraiser, but his efforts for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have become quite prolific. For 28 years, the Rhode Island native has hosted the Woonsocket Little League Jim Carr…


Fessenden School Rallies for Jimmy Fund Let’s Game

When The Fessenden School in West Newton, Mass. tragically lost Laura Rutherford, the school’s CFO and beloved member of their community, to multiple myeloma, students knew they wanted to honor her memory by giving back to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A…

Gabby and Grace

Grace and Gib: Best friends and brain cancer fighters

In honor of Brain Cancer Awareness Month, this is the story of Grace Orzechowski and Gabby Whitman, two best friends who decided that Grace’s brain cancer diagnosis wouldn’t be the beginning of an end. Instead, it’d be the thing that…

TJ Gardner

Why TJ Gardner runs for Annie

Annie Mac Evans, my incredible cousin, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) on February 10, 2016. She was only 25 years old. She was immediately referred to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and on February 11, she had her first appointment…

Cathy (left) at the start of the 2019 Boston Marathon® with fellow 2019 DFMC Runner Jerry

Longtime DFMC runner reflects on 26 years of 26.2

A long, winding road full of obstacles is a familiar sight for Cathy Troisi, a Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) runner and team member since 1995 (pictured above at the 2019 Boston Marathon®). She was thrown another twist in 2020, when her 26th…