Defying Cancer now and far into the future

Hy Darling is an estate planning professional, so he knows the value of including charity in a will. He also knows the far-reaching impact that Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has—and the importance of advancing cancer research and care. Including Dana-Farber in…

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Breast cancer patient takes steps to help others

In 2009, Sandra Broome, a 33-year-old active mom, was surprised to receive a breast cancer diagnosis, especially at such a young age. She quickly had a double mastectomy to treat the disease, thinking that would be that. But two weeks…

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Team Beans defies cancer for Francesca

When Andrew Kaczynski and Rachel Ensign returned to Boston for the first time since their daughter, Francesca, passed away from an infant brain tumor, they arrived at Fenway Park on a personal mission to defy cancer. “Being back here, I…

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Working to defy cancer: Meet Sarah Shinn Lodigiani

This post is part of a series highlighting staff members within Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & The Jimmy Fund’s Division of Philanthropy, to give supporters an inside peek at life at New England’s favorite charity. Today, we’re talking to Sarah Shinn…

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Patient gives back through “More Pasta, Less Sarcoma”

In July 2021, Margaret Schroeder became a Jimmy FundRaiser when she held her first-ever Jimmy Fund virtual event in support of Cigall Kadoch, PhD, a cancer biology researcher and rising star at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A synovial sarcoma cancer patient,…

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