dana-farber.org and jimmyfund.org THANKING THOSE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Volume 12 • Issue 4
Walkers make every step count 4
to conquer cancer for Support
n Sept. 13, more than 7,700 men, women, and chil- Edward J. Benz Jr., MD, upon completing the Hopkinton to
dren demonstrated their commitment to conquering Boston 26.2-mile route. “You can literally see the support of
cancer by participating in the 21st annual Boston thousands of people who are walking to end this terrible disease.”
Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, presented by Hyundai. Dedi- This year, registrants hailed from 35 states and ﬁve countries. 5
cated walkers, ranging from children in strollers to great- The Walk’s presenting sponsor, Hyundai Motor America, Community
grandparents, traveled along the historic Boston Marathon® led the way for more than 30 corporate sponsors who Comes Together
route with a uniﬁed purpose: to eradicate cancer and raise an contributed funds, goods, and services to the event.
anticipated $6.6 million for Dana-Farber. “Hyundai’s dedication to the cause is most apparent by
“The Walk is truly inspirational,” said Institute President continued on page 8
The Patnaik family—(left to right) Pooja, Vandana, Paras, and Praveen—celebrate at the Walk’s Copley Square ﬁnish line.
Lavine gift honors parents’ ﬁghts against cancer
hen Jonathan Lavine’s mother, Barbara, was diagnosed with lymphoma will be located in the Institute’s new Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, slated to
in 1996, the family’s search for the best care facility led them to Dana- open in 2011.
Farber Cancer Institute and Arnie Freedman, MD, clinical director of “Drs. Freedman and Shipp are great doctors who do amazing cancer research
the Lymphoma Program. Freedman and clinical work,” said Jonathan Lavine. “Both areas need to be supported, as it
successfully treated Barbara. When is this that leads to the best medicine possible. I also wanted visibly to show my
her husband, Jerrold, was diagnosed support for the Yawkey Center, a place that will oﬀer the same ﬁrst-rate care that
with lymphoma 11 years later, the my parents were fortunate to receive.”
couple returned to Dana-Farber, Support from the Lavine Fund will enhance both laboratory and clinical
where Jerrold has been successfully research. It will provide resources for the screening and analysis of tumor samples
treated as well. To express his from patients and from tumor cell lines. Using this information, researchers hope
gratitude, Jonathan Lavine wanted to identify cell targets and pathways that could then be targets for new
to give back to the place that saved lymphoma therapies.
his parents’ lives. “This gift will directly impact patients,” explained Shipp. “We will be able
That desire led to his recent to take this new information into the preclinical setting and test potential new
$5 million Mission Possible: The treatments more quickly than ever before. We have already seen success with one
Dana-Farber Campaign to Conquer therapy that was discovered through this very process.”
Cancer gift, with $1 million Added Freedman, “The Lavine family’s gift allows us to test new ideas that
establishing the Lavine Family Fund we would never be able to explore otherwise, and we are currently initiating new
for Lymphoma Research, managed treatment studies in patients that have never been tried before. We are so grateful to
by Freedman and Margaret Shipp, Jonathan and Jeannie and to the entire Lavine family for this incredibly generous gift.”
MD, director of the Lymphoma
Program at Dana-Farber/Harvard BUILDING THE FUTURE OF CANCER CARE
Wishing to honor the place that saved both his parents’ Cancer Center. The additional In addition to fueling groundbreaking research, Lavine’s gift will enhance the
lives, Jonathan Lavine made a gift to support the $4 million has named the Lavine Institute’s signature total patient care. Lavine Family Central Registration will be
lymphoma research of Arnie Freedman, MD (pictured).
Family Central Registration, which situated oﬀ of the lobby on the second level of the Yawkey Center and overlook
continued on page 5
The holiday season is a time to reﬂect upon our
numerous blessings and express gratitude to those
around us for the joy they have brought into
our lives. At Dana-Farber, we would like to take There is a reason why technology is one of the main funding priorities of
the opportunity to do the same and thank all of the Mission Possible Campaign. Technology is power. It provides the vital
you for your incredible support. Your generosity tools scientists need to advance research and fundamentally change the
is providing us with the momentum we need to make 2010 a year of standard of care for patients.
remarkable progress in advancing cancer research and care.
In this issue of Impact, we are celebrating the wonderful inﬂuence that At Dana-Farber, technology means more than machines or computers.
your passionate connection to Dana-Farber has had on improving the The Institute has made a signiﬁcant investment in key technologies,
future for cancer patients everywhere. including genomics, proteomics, chemistry, computational biology,
We are deeply grateful to Jonathan Lavine for his gift of $5 million and imaging because access to these technologies will propel critical
establishing the Lavine Family Fund for Lymphoma Research and naming breakthroughs and resolve some of the most daunting challenges faced
the Lavine Family Central Registration in our new Yawkey Center for by cancer patients and their clinicians.
Cancer Care. Made in loving gratitude for the successful treatment at
Dana-Farber of both of Mr. Lavine’s parents, this gift will further our work These challenges include the need to develop better tools for early
by facilitating lymphoma research, as well as supporting construction of the
diagnosis, the development of effective new drugs for the many subtypes
Yawkey Center, a state-of-the-art clinical care and research facility.
of cancers, understanding why some patients become resistant to
We also thank the more than 7,700 Jimmy Fund friends who came
therapies or some cancers metastasize, and the ability to evaluate more
together on a sunny September day to take part in the 21st annual Boston
rapidly the efﬁcacy of a particular drug for a particular patient. Resolving
Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk. Whether they tackled the 3-mile or the full
these challenges is an important part of moving toward personalized
26.2-mile route, all participants exhibited a deep commitment to the ﬁght
medicine—ﬁnding the right drug for the right patient at the right time.
against cancer by raising an anticipated $6.6 million for the Institute.
The eighth annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon was a
There have been a number of signiﬁcant philanthropic gifts in support
tremendous success as well, raising more than $4.5 million in vital funding,
of technology through the Mission Possible Campaign, and, as of Sept.
and we are proud to thank the many volunteers, interviewers, and callers
who showed their support during the two-day broadcast. More than 30, 2009, our donors’ generosity has helped raise $61 million toward our
30,000 calls were received from across the U.S. and from 17 countries. This $100 million Campaign Technology goal.
moving event oﬀered an inspirational reminder to all of us of the critical
importance of the work done every day at the Institute. One compelling example of a project with enormous potential to
Finally, I am pleased to report that this year’s 161 spring and summer Jimmy help us deliver personalized medicine and that needs funding is the
Fund Golf tournaments contributed to our success by raising more than $6.1 the Oncomap Initiative within DFCI’s Center for Cancer Genomic
million. We are ever grateful to the thousands of players, organizers, sponsors, Discovery. The Oncomap is a groundbreaking method, using genomics
and volunteers who come together to show their commitment to the Institute’s technologies, which allows researchers to identify whether a cancer
progress in the ﬁght against this terrible disease. patient’s tumor harbors genetic mutations that could serve as good
These are all terriﬁc highlights of fundraising excellence, and, as we targets for drugs.
bring 2009 to a close, we thank you all for the many ways you show your
wonderful and heartfelt dedication to our lifesaving mission. On behalf of “The presence of a particular mutation or group of mutations can be
everyone at the Institute working tirelessly to conquer cancer, best wishes to predictive of a tumor’s response or lack of response to targeted agents,”
you and your families for a very happy and healthy holiday season. explains Dana-Farber’s Levi Garraway, MD, PhD, who directs the
The Oncomap can be utilized to create smart drugs that target a patient’s
speciﬁc mutations with greater accuracy than ever before. More than
that, though, it is just one example that underscores the power that
harnessing technologies for clinical application can have in making
personalized medicine a reality.
Susan S. Paresky
Senior Vice President for Development Ongoing support from our community of donors for the Mission Possible
Campaign can ensure that these types of breakthrough projects are made
possible, and the exciting momentum continues unabated.
To make a gift today, please contact Berenice Ronthal, associate vice
president, Individual and Campaign Giving, at 617-632-3051 or
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Celebrate the season of giving at dana-farber.org/holiday.
A Chance for Kids® marks decade of hope in the battle
against pediatric cancers
raﬃc to the beaches was not the only thing on the rise this summer. From
July 27 – Sept. 7 at Burger King restaurants throughout the Northeast, and
Sept. 8 – Oct. 12 at participating Olympia Sports locations, millions of
customers took part in the 10th annual A Chance for Kids® program. As thanks
for giving $1 to the Jimmy Fund, customers received a promotion card guaranteed
to win great prizes contributed by the corporate sponsors, such as a TNT
“It is inspiring to see how this program has helped
to improve the lives of young people tackling
— Jim Joy
Vacations stay at the Westin Resort in Aruba, American Airlines tickets, and Six
Flags Amusement Park tickets, as well as in-store Olympia Sports discounts and Former Patient Partner Ashlee Moskwa (back row, left) speaks with Burger King managers at the 2009 A
Burger King menu items. Thanks to their collective generosity, nearly $900,000 Chance for Kids® kick-off rally, held at Fenway Park in Boston.
was raised for pediatric cancer research and care initiatives at Dana-Farber.
“It is inspiring to see how this program has helped to improve the lives of oﬀers all Patient Partners a fun opportunity to shine in the spotlight, for some, the
young people tackling this disease,” said Jim Joy, division vice president for promotion takes on another meaning altogether.
Burger King Corporation, whose Have It Your Way Foundation contributed an “Each patient handles their diagnosis diﬀerently,” said Ashlee Moskwa, a former
additional $76,000 to this year’s fundraising eﬀorts. “The success has exceeded all Patient Partner from the promotion’s inaugural year in 2000, who, as a result of
expectations from the beginning and is a testament to the hard work of the entire her childhood experiences at Dana-Farber, is now a pediatric oncology nurse based
Burger King family and our loyal customers.” in Seattle, Wash. “Talking about my illness was an important part of my recovery. I
am forever grateful to the Jimmy Fund and Burger King as they helped shape who
PUTTING A FACE ON THE FIGHT I am today.”
More than 500 participating Burger King restaurants and nearly 200 Olympia Founded in 2000 by Burger King, a longtime Dana-Farber and Jimmy Fund
Sports locations featured in-store promotional displays bearing pictures of A corporate partner, the program’s popularity has grown over time, contributing
Chance for Kids Patient Partners, who represent children everywhere courageously more than $9 million cumulatively to DFCI.
facing cancer. The 2009 Patient Partners included Gabriella, 9, of Rhode Island; “Cancer aﬀects so many children and their families,” said Olympia Sports
Hunter, 8, of New York; Luciano, 6, of Connecticut; Luke, 3, of New Hampshire; President Dick Coﬀey. “We are honored to contribute to the positive outcomes
Nicole, 2, of Maine; and Thiviyan, 6, of Massachusetts. While A Chance for Kids that this program is helping produce.” ■
The ASCO Cancer Foundation® Webber gift honors valiant
supports future leader in ﬁght against prostate cancer
pancreatic cancer research
n December 2004, Neal Webber
was diagnosed with advanced
unding the work of young researchers brings their new ideas to life and leads prostate cancer and was told it
to greater discovery and career growth. The ASCO Cancer Foundation®—the would never go into remission.
philanthropic aﬃliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), This marathon runner and athlete,
the world’s leading professional father of four children, and owner
organization for oncologists—recently of the Kittredge Equipment Com-
granted Career Development Awards pany, one of New England’s largest
to 12 such investigators in their ﬁrst food service equipment and supply
three years of faculty appointments to companies, responded by doing
establish independent clinical cancer what he knew best: he fought.
The late Neal Webber (bottom, right) is being honored
research programs. Weeks after learning of his
by his family (clockwise: Ruth, Jamie, Wendy, Jake,
Among this year’s awardees was disease, Webber went helicopter Allison, and Lauren) with a gift furthering education and
Brian Wolpin, MD, MPH, of the skiing in Canada. The following earlier screening for prostate cancer to help prevent more
young men from dying of the disease.
Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment August, he competed in his
Center at Dana-Farber. Wolpin received ﬁrst of three Pan-Massachusetts
a three-year grant totaling $200,000 to Challenge bike-a-thons to beneﬁt Dana-Farber. Despite his prognosis, his cancer
advance his research into the biological did go into remission and Webber fought bravely for nearly four years before
Brian Wolpin, MD, MPH, received The ASCO risk factors for pancreatic cancer. succumbing to the disease in 2008 at age 53. In his memory, his wife, Wendy,
Cancer Foundation Career Development Award,
which will advance his work in uncovering risk “The ASCO Cancer Foundation and mother, Ruth, have given $200,000 to support the research of Neal’s
factors of pancreatic cancer. recognizes the importance of supporting oncologist, Philip Kantoﬀ, MD, the Institute’s chief clinical research oﬃcer and
investigators as they establish their director of the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology.
careers,” said Nancy Daly, MS, MPH, “The way Neal lived his life, every single day was: ‘This is my day. The grass
executive director of The ASCO Cancer Foundation. “Through our grants program, is down there, I’m still above it…what do I have to complain about?’” said
we provide seed funding for innovative ideas that lay the groundwork for future Wendy Webber.
studies. This research directly impacts the lives of people with cancer, and we believe Kantoﬀ also remembered Neal Webber’s spirit. “Neal was a great guy who
it makes a world of diﬀerence in cancer care.” became a friend,” said Kantoﬀ. “People were drawn to him because of his warm,
In 2008, Wolpin discovered a link between pancreatic cancer risk and a protein humorous demeanor. This gift will honor him while promoting better outcomes
aﬀected by obesity. Earlier this year, he was the lead author of a study that showed a for others.”
connection between blood type and a person’s risk of developing the disease. With a familial history of cancer, the Webbers are looking for Kantoﬀ to
“The genetic factors that raise or lower an individual’s risk for pancreatic cancer examine the genetic drivers of prostate cancer, as well as determine why some men
are largely unknown,” said Wolpin. “The ASCO Cancer Foundation Career die from the disease while others live with it.
Development Award accelerates our eﬀorts to improve detection and treatment for “Hopefully, Dr. Kantoﬀ will discover a way to eradicate the disease, or at least
patients with this devastating disease.” ■ make it a livable, treatable condition at any stage,” said Wendy. ■
Impact FALL 2009 3
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Heeding the call: WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund
Radio-Telethon hits it big
he lure of the Boston Red Sox compelled fans to knock another one out
of the park during the eighth annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-
Telethon. Thousands tuned in to WEEI Sports Radio Network (850-AM)
and New England Sports Network
(NESN) for 36 hours Aug. 27 and
28, during which the Red Sox took
on the Chicago White Sox and the
Toronto Blue Jays, respectively. Fans
were moved to give by interviews
with cancer patients and survivors,
physicians and researchers, and
Dan Pardi (right), former Jimmy Fund Clinic patient and star of the Jimmy Fund’s new movie trailer,
athletes and celebrities, all of whom
“Stronger than Ever,” and his parents, Pat and Bill Pardi, discuss their positive experience at DFCI.
came together to raise more than
“The economy, its impact on 30,000 gifts were made via phone, online, and text messaging.
fundraising, and the reduction in “We are so thankful to the Red Sox, WEEI, NESN, and their listeners and viewers
federal support have all presented who have given so generously to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund over the years,” said
Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakeﬁeld takes to the us with an incredible challenge,” Jimmy Fund Chairman and former Sox second baseman Mike Andrews.
airwaves to support the Radio-Telethon. explained Dana-Farber President
and CEO Edward J. Benz Jr., MD. REACHING A NEW AUDIENCE
“But walking through the clinics This year’s event also included an initiative to reach out to a major part of the Red
reminds us every day of why we’re here and what’s special about the work we do.” Sox’ fan base—New England’s Latino community. A separate hotline allowed
The event began Thursday morning on-air with Lisa Scherber, activities Spanish-speaking callers to contribute in their native language, and Spanish
coordinator at the Jimmy Fund Clinic, talking about the power callers’ gifts can Beisbol Network (1150-AM) and
have in helping DFCI patients. Also joining the broadcast were former New Kids Telemundo broadcast some of the
on the Block members Joey McIntyre and Donnie Wahlberg, comedian Mike interviews in Spanish.
O’Malley, and actor Ben Aﬄeck. At the end of day one, $1.175 million was raised “As a survivor treated at the
from all 50 states and around the world. Jimmy Fund Clinic, I know
Friday’s highlights included an interview with Ben Finer, a 13-year-old ﬁrsthand the importance of
diagnosed with lymphoma. Those tuning in were moved to tears by Finer’s supporting advances in care and
maturity and his stance on what potentially losing his life would mean to his research,” said Uri Berenguer-
family. During the game that night, actor-comedian Dane Cook threw out the ﬁrst Ramos, the Spanish voice of the
pitch, Aaron Neville performed the national anthem, and former American Idol Red Sox on 1150-AM. “These
winner Kelly Clarkson sang during the seventh inning stretch. stories let everyone in the Latino
Many Red Sox team members, including Red Sox Manager Terry Francona and community know that Dana-Farber
team members Jason Bay, Jon Lester, Mike Lowell, Jonathan Papelbon, Dustin is here for them and their families.
Pedroia, Tim Wakeﬁeld, and former Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, also participated The Radio-Telethon provides More than 320 volunteers came out to answer
during the course of the event. The eﬀorts of these celebrities, in addition to them an opportunity to show their phones, collect contributions, and help sell
patients, families, and staﬀ, made a big impact by the end of the event—more than support for DFCI.” ■ merchandise during the two-day event.
Taco Bell/KFC customers Taking a big swing at cancer
help “Strike Out Cancer”
one dollar at a time
he Taco Bell/KFC “Strike Out Cancer” cam-
paign was held June 10 – 30 at 201 Taco Bell®
and KFC® locations throughout Connecti-
cut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
York, and Rhode Island. The second annual cam-
paign proved to be a solid hit by raising more than
$146,000. All of the funds raised directly beneﬁt the
Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
“The Jimmy Fund began by collecting money in
canisters throughout New England, and the ‘Strike
Out Cancer’ program is a throwback to those early
days,” said Institute Trustee Roger Lockwood. “Raising
This summer, young ballplayers, coaches, and parents scored a major-league victory in
money this way is important because it involves a lot
the ﬁght against cancer by raising more than $250,000 for research and patient care
of people giving whatever they can, and it all adds up
at Dana-Farber through the Jimmy Fund Little League Program.
to great results.”
Taco Bell restaurants have generously supported the From July to August, more than 5,000 New England youth baseball and softball
Jimmy Fund since 1999, and KFC joined the eﬀort in 2007. players took to their communities to raise funds through neighborhood canister
Throughout the promotion, patrons gave $1 to receive a baseball pin-up, which collections, car washes, and bake sales—efforts that brought the program’s 22-year
could be personalized and proudly displayed in the restaurant. “Since my dad, cumulative fundraising total to nearly $3 million.
Arthur, was one of the Jimmy Fund’s founding fathers, I’ve always had a great deal
Above: Wakeﬁeld Little League, of Wakeﬁeld, Mass., won the District 13 9–10-year-
of respect for the work of Dana-Farber and a passion to be a part of that process,”
old Jimmy Fund Little League Tournament, which was managed by George Berardi,
founder of the Jimmy Fund Little League Program, and his son, John. As a reward, the
“People can make a big impact just by giving a little,” said Jimmy Fund
Wakeﬁeld squad received championship plaques and, along with the top fundraising
Chairman Mike Andrews. “Our partnership with Taco Bell and KFC reﬂects the
club in each district, tickets to a Boston Red Sox game.
importance of reaching out to the community and asking for help in the ﬁght
against cancer.” ■
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Lavine continued from page 1
Personal connection spurs
the main entrance. It will occupy approximately 2,100 square feet, with an
estimated 500 people expected to pass through the area each week. Poorvu Family Foundation gift
ix weeks after surgery and
a diagnosis of colon cancer,
“I hope we can inspire others to give back and Alison Poorvu Jaﬀe began her
recognize that in this difﬁcult economy, it is chemotherapy treatment; it was her
especially important that those who have the 49th birthday. One year later, Jaﬀe is
doing well and her parents, William
ability to support Dana-Farber do so.”
and Lia Poorvu, are celebrating
— Jonathan Lavine her 50th birthday in a special way:
They’re making a major gift to Dana-
Farber through the William & Lia G.
It also will house ﬁnancial counseling services and feature six private oﬃces that Poorvu Family Foundation.
provide comfortable surroundings for individuals to discuss health insurance and This contribution not only honors
other ﬁnancial matters conﬁdentially. Jaﬀe’s brave battle, but also pays The William & Lia G. Poorvu Family Foundation
“Dana-Farber is a jewel of the Boston community, but also does important tribute to her doctor, Robert Mayer, commemorates Alison Poorvu Jaffe’s successful
work helping people throughout the world,” said Lavine. “I hope we can inspire MD, faculty vice president for battle against cancer.
others to give back and recognize that in this diﬃcult economy, it is especially Academic Aﬀairs at DFCI and the
important that those who have the ability to support Dana-Farber do so.” ■ Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. This gift
also supports Mission Possible: The Dana-Farber Campaign to Conquer Cancer.
“As a patient, access to the research and treatment at Dana-Farber is critical,”
said Jaﬀe. “The positive interaction I had with everyone here is what made my
Day of family fun and fundraising scary journey life-aﬃrming.”
In recognition of Jaﬀe’s positive experiences with staﬀ at the Institute, the
foundation’s gift will fund programs within Dana-Farber’s Patient and Family
Support Services eﬀorts. These services are critical to the Institute’s signature total
patient care approach, and they include everything from disease-speciﬁc support
groups and survivor seminars, to enhanced patient welcome and orientation
programs, and other resources that help so many of those treated at Dana-Farber
navigate this daunting time in their lives.
“I feel very lucky that I have a large support group of family and friends,”
explained Jaﬀe. “My family and I want to help the patients at Dana-Farber who
might not be as fortunate to have the strong support that I do.” ■
On June 6, Granite Telecommunications, LLC, hosted its annual Granite Day carnival,
which beneﬁts Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and honors the memory of company
owner Robert Hale Sr., who succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2008. Open to the
Quincy, Mass., community, Granite staff and attendees alike enjoyed inﬂatable rides,
mini-golf, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, snow cones, and dance In honor of Paul
lessons, among other fun activities. who is fighting his
cancer with courage.
Above: Surrounded by attendees and Granite Day Committee Members, Judith Hale Jane and Kevin Jones
(back row, fourth from right) and her son Robert Hale Jr. (back row, third from right) and the Jones Family
ACTUAL GENE IS 4” X 4”
presented a check to the Robert T. Hale Sr. and Judith B. Hale Fund for Pancreatic
Name a gene.
Cancer Research at DFCI for $161,000, which was raised through staff collections,
Granite’s employee matching gift program, and sponsorship gifts from vendors. This
funding supports pancreatic cancer research by Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH, of Dana- Make your mark on cancer.
Farber’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center.
Be part of the cancer revolution. Name a gene at Dana-Farber.
This visual and dynamic display represents the real genetic
information that leads us to lifesaving cancer treatments.
Show your support by naming a 4-inch- square gene with
a personal message in honor of a family member, friend, or
For more information, contact:
Create a personalized web page to honor a loved
one, mark a special occasion or life event, and
raise funds for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund.
Make the ﬁght against cancer even more personal.
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Jimmy Fund Golf scores another stellar year on the fairways
or the past 27 years, members of the Jimmy Fund Golf family have hit the
links with a goal much loftier than reaching the green; they have been teeing SPECIAL THANKS
oﬀ in an eﬀort to help Dana-Farber Cancer Institute conquer cancer.
2009 Top Fundraising Tournaments
Dunkin’ Donuts George Mandell Memorial Golf Tournament $715,000
Mutual Funds Against Cancer Expect Miracles Golf Classic $600,000
Mark R. Ungerer Driving for the Cure Memorial Golf Tournament $525,000
Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament/Jeffrey Vinick Memorial $460,000
Stop & Shop/Donovan-Carlson Memorial Jimmy Fund Golf Classic $350,000
John R. Svenson Golf Classic $220,000
C&S Wholesale Grocers Charity Golf Outing $200,000
Joan H. Brack Memorial Golf Tournament $200,000
Robyn Elise Abrams Memorial Golf Tournament $200,000
Jimmy Fund/UGL-Unicco Golf & Tennis Classic $170,000
Jimmy Fund Players Tournament $130,000
2009 Jimmy Fund Golf Sponsors
Key players in the Dunkin’ Donuts George Mandell Memorial Golf Tournament, which raised $715,000 for
the Dunkin’ Donuts Driving Innovation Program at Dana-Farber, present their check at Fenway Park. The International
GateHouse Media New England
This year, thanks to the steadfast support of tournament directors, volunteers,
and sponsors, Jimmy Fund Golf was once again successful, raising more than EAGLE SPONSORS
$6.1 million to advance the ﬁght against cancer. Amica Insurance
Since its oﬃcial inception in 1983, Jimmy Fund Golf has raised more than Pepsi
$76 million, earning it the distinction of being one of the nation’s oldest and largest Twins Enterprise, Inc.
charity golf programs. This year, the Jimmy Fund Golf family continued to grow, BIRDIE SPONSORS
with 11 new tournaments starting in 2009. In Memory of William Sadowsky
“We are extraordinarily grateful for the diligence and dedication of our
tournament directors, volunteers, sponsors, and participants,” said Jimmy Fund
Golf Director Nancy Rowe.
“Despite the current challenging
times, these friends have persevered
Casting for big funds
and persisted in their missions to
stop this disease.”
From late July through the end
of September, several tournaments
each raised more than $100,000,
including: C&S Wholesale Grocers
Charity Golf Outing, Dunkin’
Donuts George Mandell Memorial
Left to right: Michael McKnight, tournament director
and vice president of Construction at Stop & Shop, hit Golf Tournament, Joan H. Brack
the links at the Stop & Shop/Donovan-Carlson Memorial Memorial Golf Tournament,
Jimmy Fund Golf Classic with Stop & Shop’s Phil Robyn Elise Abrams Memorial Golf
Civitello, tournament committee member Bob Fers of
platinum sponsor Robert S. Fers, Inc., and Jimmy Fund Tournament, and Stop & Shop/
Golf’s Tim Barry. Donovan-Carlson Memorial Jimmy
Fund Golf Classic.
“The compassionate care that my late wife, Joan, received from Dana-Farber
and Dr. Ursula Matulonis and her team will resonate with my family and me for
the rest of our lives,” said Bob Brack, co-host of the Joan H. Brack Memorial Golf
Tournament. “The Jimmy Fund Golf outing gives us a chance to honor this service,
raise awareness of Dana-Farber’s role in patient care and research, and give back a
small amount in relation to what was received.”
A SEASON TO CELEBRATE
Jimmy Fund Golf wrapped up its season with the Jimmy Fund Golf Classic
tournament, held at The International in Bolton, Mass., Oct. 5. Program
sponsors, tournament directors, and volunteers were treated to a day on the links More than 250 ﬁshermen and 52 boats trolled the waters off the coast of Nantucket
followed by an Oktoberfest-themed reception as a thank-you for their hard work. and Martha’s Vineyard as part of the 16th annual Joe Cronin Memorial Fishing
The evening featured appearances by special guests including Boston Marathon® Tournament. Held Aug. 7 at the Nauticus Marina, Oyster Harbors Marine, and Crosby
Race Director Dave McGillivray, Boston Celtics greats Bob Cousy and John Boat Yard, all in Osterville, Mass., the day featured avid anglers casting their reels in
Havlicek, and Boston Red Sox all-star Jim Lonborg. support of the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber’s crusade for cancer cures. This year’s
The annual event also recognized Jimmy Fund Golf ’s sponsors, including event also honored the memories of the late Larry Coggeshall and former Detroit
presenting sponsors American Airlines, Callaway, Dunkin’ Donuts, and The Tigers pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych, both longtime supporters of the Jimmy Fund
International, as well as media sponsor GateHouse Media New England, for their and the ﬁshing tournament.
partnership in making Jimmy Fund Golf ’s 2009 season a success.
Created in memory of the late Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer and American League
“Supporting the Jimmy Fund is so important to The International because
President Joe Cronin, the event has become a Jimmy Fund favorite, raising more than
it is an opportunity to make a signiﬁcant diﬀerence in people’s lives, as we all
$300,000 in 2009, and bringing its cumulative fundraising total to $2.75 million.
have family histories that include this dreaded disease, and we share a personal
connection to help eradicate cancer,” said The International President Above: Ken Leandre (left) and his son Jordan, a patient in the Jimmy Fund Clinic,
Dan Weadock. celebrated a prized catch with Richard Haskell (center), Henry O’Shaughnessy, and
Thanks to the continued support of its sponsors and the unwavering dedication his son Henry.
of its volunteers and tournament directors, Jimmy Fund Golf once again proved
that teamwork is the key to reaching the ultimate goal: a world without cancer. ■
6 Impact FALL 2009
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A silver screen partnership “Hero” campaign offers
celebrates its diamond HomeGoods customers the
anniversary opportunity to ﬁght cancer
his summer, thousands of moviegoers visited National Amusements, Inc., his summer, HomeGoods,
theatres across New England to catch the latest hit ﬁlms and, in the process, the national oﬀ-price home
played a role in the Jimmy Fund’s ﬁght against cancer. fashion retailer, renewed its
In the 60th annual Jimmy Fund/Variety Children’s Charity Theatre Collections commitment to ﬁghting cancer by
program, held from June 12 – July 26, patrons were given the opportunity to joining the Jimmy Fund for the
support Dana-Farber’s research and care via collection canisters carried up and eighth consecutive year of its Be a
down the theatre aisles Hero® pin-up campaign. From Aug.
by a dedicated team of 27 – Sept. 20, 180 stores across the
theatre managers and country invited their customers to
Jimmy Fund volunteers. join in the battle and help Dana-
In 2009, this outpouring Farber patients and their families.
of generosity helped to For a $1 contribution, customers
raise more than $750,000, participated in the fundraiser by
including a $125,000 gift purchasing a vividly colored, house-
from Regal Foundation, the shaped pin-up bearing the slogan
charitable branch of Regal “Be a Hero. Beat Cancer.” and “HomeGoods Helps Families Fight Cancer,”
Entertainment Group. accompanied by a drawing by Zack, a Jimmy Fund Clinic patient. The pin-ups
“We are so appreciative were then personalized with the customer’s name, as well as messages of support,
for the theatre managers who year after year open their doors and their hearts to and displayed throughout the store. All told, the program raised $396,000 in
the Jimmy Fund, and for the volunteers who take time out of their schedules to support of DFCI, bringing the cumulative total to more than $2.24 million.
help with the Theatre Collections Program,” said Jimmy Fund Chairman Mike “We understand how crucial Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund are to battling
Andrews. “We could not run the program without them.” these terrible diseases,” said Robyn Arvedon, a HomeGoods spokesperson. “We
Another contributing factor to this year’s fundraising success for the program are thrilled to continue our partnership and to be able to oﬀer our customers the
was the premiere of a new Jimmy Fund trailer. “Stronger than Ever” followed chance to support this important mission.” ■
Dan Pardi, a now cancer-free, 21-year-old college student who was treated at the
Institute 14 years ago and who now volunteers at Jimmy Fund events.
“When I go to Dana-Farber today as a volunteer and not as a patient, I want
to help in any way possible,” said Pardi. “Words are tough to come by because Millennium commits to
they saved my life; it’s important for me to give back.”
Pardi’s success story showed audiences how their support can help patients like supporting cancer research
Dan have happy endings to their own battles with cancer as well. ■
ver the past decade, the integration of novel therapies into the treatment
paradigm for multiple myeloma patients has signiﬁcantly prolonged the
lives of those aﬀected by this otherwise incurable disease. Committed to
This Holiday Season
IS Y -ca
TH s & e
Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company is supporting groundbreaking clinical trials led by DFCI’s Paul
Richardson, MD (left), pictured with (left to right) DFCI’s Nikhil Munshi, MD; Millennium President Deborah
Dunsire, MD; DFCI President & CEO Edward J. Benz Jr., MD; Millennium Chief Medical Ofﬁcer Nancy
Simonian, MD; and DFCI’s Kenneth Anderson, MD.
continuing the progress, Dana-Farber has been conducting extensive research, with
recent advances generating new combination therapies that promise to overcome
tumor resistance and now require careful testing in clinical trials.
To further these eﬀorts, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company gave
$350,000 to support phase I and II clinical trials at Dana-Farber under the
Order your cards, candles, and creations today at
direction of Paul Richardson, MD, clinical director of the Jerome Lipper Center
jimmyfund.org/holidaygreetings for Multiple Myeloma and the LeBow Institute for Myeloma Therapeutics at
or call 617-582-7724 to learn more. Dana-Farber, and his colleagues, working in collaboration with their laboratory
group, under the leadership of Kenneth Anderson, MD, director of the Lipper
Center and LeBow Institute and the Kraft Family Professor of Medicine at
Your purchase beneﬁts our lifesaving mission. Harvard Medical School.
“We are proud to continue supporting the innovative research at Dana-Farber,”
said Deborah Dunsire, MD, president of Millennium.
Millennium’s gift will enable Richardson and his team to expand their clinical
trial framework and provide some of the resources necessary to explore new areas
of clinical importance, such as new drug combinations and the management of
side eﬀects associated with therapy.
“This gift will enormously help our eﬀorts to develop more eﬀective and better-
tolerated therapies for our patients,” said Richardson. ■
Impact FALL 2009 7
Walk continued from page 1
still struggling with cancer. Thurber
the fact that we’ve been involved with the Jimmy Fund since 1998 and had nearly followed doctor’s orders and tackled
100 participants on the Walk course this year,” said Hyundai Eastern Region General the Hopkinton to Boston 26.2-mile
Manager Peter DiPersia. route to raise funds for the Institute
Through its sponsorship, dealer contributions, and fundraising, the automotive that saved his life.
giant contributed $300,000 to this year’s Walk. Since 2001, Thurber and
Nadler have walked together and
A SURVIVOR’S SUPPORT cumulatively raised more than
For the past nine years, Win Thurber has traveled from Mobile, Ala., to participate $202,000. This year, Thurber was
in the Walk. He began this tradition in 2001, the year that his DFCI oncologist unable to attend the event and
Lee Nadler, MD, senior vice president for Experimental Medicine, delivered the participated as a “virtual walker.”
news that Thurber’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma was in complete remission. After “It is a good feeling to be able to
relaying this information, Nadler challenged Thurber to do his part to help others walk for such a wonderful place as
Dana-Farber,” said Thurber. “In nine
years, I’ve yet to meet an unpleasant
or unhelpful person.”
Allie’s Angels honors Allie Buckenmaier’s ﬁght
ANGELS ALL AROUND against cancer.
In 2006, Teresa Buckenmaier’s
6-year-old daughter Allie was
diagnosed with sarcoma and lost part of her foot to the disease. After hearing of her
diagnosis, Buckenmaier’s friends and family showed their support by forming the
Allie’s Angels Walk team.
Throughout the past four years, walking for Allie has become a community
endeavor. Allie has defeated her cancer, and the team has collectively tallied more
than $60,000 to date. Of the 30-person contingent, half are Allie’s neighborhood
friends who, along with her and her four siblings, take time to fundraise by
wearing their Walk T-shirts and “canning,” or soliciting cannister collections,
“The kids’ motivation is amazing,” said Teresa Buckenmaier. “We are lucky to
have so much support from all our friends and family. The best part of the Walk
Participants along the Walk route were greeted by the helping hands of 700 volunteers who passed out is meeting up with Allie for the last three miles and crossing the ﬁnish line
water, snacks, and ﬁnish line medals and offered enthusiastic support. cancer-free!” ■
DeBauns renew commitment Teaming up to conquer cancer
to multiple myeloma research
n the seven years since he was ﬁrst diagnosed with multiple myeloma, Chicago
businessman Bob DeBaun has witnessed ﬁrsthand the remarkable dedication of
researchers and staﬀ at Dana-Farber. Inspired by the top-notch care he received
Bob and Jane DeBaun have given the Institute $100,000 to support multiple myeloma research conducted by DFCI’s Narrow, winding roads and a ﬁeld of elite runners did not intimidate the 67-person
Paul Richardson, MD (far left), and Kenneth Anderson, MD (far right), and their teams. Dana-Farber team, which gathered Aug. 9 for the 37th CIGNA Falmouth Road Race.
The 7-mile course in scenic Falmouth, Mass., has been called the “best road race
while combating this rare blood cancer, DeBaun and his wife, Jane, established the in the USA” by Runner’s World magazine and attracts athletes at both the pro and
DeBaun Family Multiple Myeloma Research Fund in 2005. novice levels. The 2009 Dana-Farber team, which included survivors, family members,
Since then, they have been impressed by the extraordinary progress their gift and friends, stood out amongst the nearly 10,000 competitors for their amazing ac-
helped fuel. Determined to keep the advances coming, they recently replenished complishment of raising an all-time high of $202,000 to advance vital research and
their fund with a $100,000 gift, which will continue to support Bob’s physicians: care at the Institute. Now in its seventh year, the DFCI Falmouth Road Race program
Kenneth Anderson, MD, director of the Jerome Lipper Center for Multiple has raised $896,000.
Myeloma and the LeBow Institute for Myeloma Therapeutics at Dana-Farber
and Kraft Family Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Paul
Richardson, MD, clinical director of the Lipper Center and the LeBow Institute.
“The goal of this gift is simple: to fund research that will improve treatments
and ultimately lead to a cure for multiple myeloma,” Bob DeBaun said. Guaranteed income.
Added Anderson: “We simply have no time to waste in developing new Guaranteed to save lives.
therapies for this disease. Bob and Jane’s generous support is helping and inspiring
us to bring novel agents from the laboratory bench to myeloma patients as quickly
as possible.” Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) at Dana-
Convinced that philanthropy will play a pivotal role in defeating multiple Farber. Receive income for life while advancing
myeloma once and for all, DeBaun encourages others to follow his lead. cancer research and care.
“You never know whether the dollar you give is the one that will lead to a cure,”
he said. “I have such conﬁdence in what Ken and Paul are doing—to me, every Visit dana-farber.org/cga or call 800-535-5577.
dollar really could be the one.” ■
Impact FALL 2009 8
Leave a lasting mark. Visit dana-farber.org/giftplanning.
Scotty’s legacy continues the Melanoma Research Alliance
ﬁght against pediatric cancers funds cutting-edge clinical trial
hortly after 17-year-old Scotty Elliott died of acute lymphoblastic leukemia f caught in its earliest stages,
(ALL) in 1976, his parents honored his memory by creating the Scotty melanoma is often treatable with
Charitable Trust. surgery. Sadly, though, patients
diagnosed with later stage or
metastatic forms of this skin cancer
have less than a 15 percent chance of
surviving ﬁve years after their diagnosis.
The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is working to change this statistic
by supporting innovative research that will lead to better treatments. In keeping
with this mission, the MRA recently honored F. Stephen Hodi, MD, director
of the Center for Melanoma Oncology at Dana-Farber, with its Established
Investigator Award, which includes $225,000 in research funding over two years.
“We measure the value of research based on how it translates into the best
options for melanoma patients,” said Debra Black, co-founder of the Melanoma
Research Alliance. “We are pleased to be able to support these incredible eﬀorts.”
The MRA’s grant will enable Hodi to conduct a phase I clinical trial for patients
with metastatic melanoma. The trial will combine two therapies that have never
before been tested together: bevacizumab, commonly known as Avastin®, and
ipilimumab, an immune therapy that mimics the body’s natural immune system’s
weapons. Past research suggests several potential beneﬁts in combining these two
therapies, oﬀering hope to patients with advanced melanoma.
The late Scotty Elliott, at 16, leans on the stern of the family’s boat named for him.
“There are limited avenues for funding clinical research, and, thus, I give
“It was our way to support research and to keep our son alive in the hearts many thanks and kudos to the Melanoma Research Alliance for making vital
of many,” said Peg Elliott. The trust would prove historic to Dana-Farber, as it clinical and translational research possible,” said Hodi. ■
became the Institute’s ﬁrst endowed fund.
On what would have been Scotty’s 50th birthday, the Elliott family decided to
terminate the trust and transfer what had grown into a substantial sum of money
to the Pediatric Oncology Program for immediate use. Hellenic Women’s Club, Inc.,
“Especially in light of the uncertain economy, we believe Dana-Farber can put
our gift to work today, providing expert care until cures for leukemia are found,” honors member with breast
explained Peg. “More than anything, we hope it helps researchers ﬁnd lasting cures
for childhood cancers. I know how much progress has been made already. If Scotty cancer research gift
had been diagnosed now, he probably would have lived.”
Indeed, ALL stands out as one of the biggest successes in cancer treatment: the n 2001, Helen P. O’Leary, DMD, a member of the Hellenic Women’s Club,
cure rate for children is approaching 90 percent. Inc.,—a greater Boston organization of 40 women of Greek ancestry—estab-
“Philanthropic support from families like the Elliotts has been critical in lished a fund at the club in memory of Demetra “Toulie” Samellas, her sister and
making new therapies available for children,” said Stephen Sallan, MD, chief of fellow member who had died of breast cancer. Multiple fundraisers later, the fund
staﬀ at Dana-Farber. “Their thoughtful gift is an extraordinary way in which to
honor Scotty and provide help and hope to young patients and their families.” ■
DFMC: 20 years of fundraising success
The battle against cancer is being supported by the Hellenic Women’s Club, Inc., whose members include:
(seated, left to right) Committee members Tamara Lingos-Utley; Tania Lingos Webb, MD; Stacey Tsairis
Kacoyanis; Demetra Fund Chair Stephanie Andrews; Demetra Fund Founder Helen O’Leary, DMD; Club
President Pamela Lazares; Christa Ayoub; Joan Aliapoulios; Eva Markos; and Carolyn DelGizzi (standing,
left to right) Jennifer Trakas-Accerra; Allys Spilios; Mary Gomatos; Louise Damascus; Renee Argyris; Kay
Karagianis; Jean Canellos; Mary Papastavros; Janis Otis Semine; Mary Philopoulos; Kathleen Hamilton;
Alexis Hasiotis Wintersteen; Dorothy Sophocles; Olga Bassett; and Mary Lynn Pergantis. The following are
not pictured: Crystal Condakes; Crystal Stella Condakes; Carol Drake; Patti Dukakis; Sandra Gomatos; Linda
Hasiotis; Christine Kondoleon; Elaine Pantazopoulos; Connie Papageorge; Athena Papas, DMD; Florence
Patterson; Heidi Tourkistas; Diane Speare Triant; Zacharie Haseotes Vinios; and Cynthia Zervas.
had grown to the point where the club was ready to make its ﬁrst gift.
“We want to enhance the quality of life for women across the world and for
generations to come by eradicating breast cancer,” explained Stephanie Andrews,
chair of the fund committee. “We chose Dana-Farber as the recipient because we
want our money to have maximum impact.”
The Hellenic Women’s Club, Inc., EOK Demetra Fund for Breast Cancer
Research, created with a $100,000 gift, will be managed by Judy Garber, MD,
Those who helped make the 20th running of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge
MPH, director of the Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic.
(DFMC) a banner year for fundraising gathered together on Oct. 19 for a special check
Garber will use the funds for studies of women with known genetic mutations
presentation to mark their achievement.
who choose to have prophylactic surgery to reduce their higher-than-normal risk
Above: A check representing the $4.025 million for Dana-Farber was presented to of breast and ovarian cancers. Working in collaboration with molecular biologist
DFCI Chief Scientiﬁc Ofﬁcer Barrett Rollins, MD, PhD (left), a DFMC runner himself, Katia Karalis, PhD, at Hygeia Hospital in Athens, Greece, Garber will compare
by members of the DFMC team. These funds, raised by 562 dedicated DFMC the degree to which this surgery reduces risk in American versus Greek women. In
runners who participated in the 2009 Boston Marathon®, coupled with a generous addition, Garber will investigate the impact bone-strengthening medications, such
$250,000 gift from Institute Trustees J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, will fuel the as Zometa®, have in further reducing breast cancer risk.
groundbreaking work of the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer “It is absolutely inspirational to see what a group of dedicated women can
Research at DFCI. do,” said Garber. “Cross-cultural collaborations have the potential to further our
understanding of factors that contribute to increased breast cancer risk.” ■
Impact FALL 2009 9
FALL 2009 Non-proﬁt Org.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Division of Development & The Jimmy Fund dana-farber.org and jimmyfund.org THANKING THOSE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor
Brookline, MA 02445-7226
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Local funnymen Denis Leary (left) and Lenny
Clarke (right) spend some time with Connor
Jones, a Jimmy Fund Clinic patient, during the
2009 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.
DECEMBER 22 Chefs for Jimmy 20 Palm Beach Discovery Ball
Fill your plate at Chez Josef in Agawam, Mass., as more than 30 of Join event Chairs Sheila,
New England’s ﬁnest chefs showcase their most delicious creations. Leon, and Institute
Magical Morning at
6 The Enchanted Village
Delight in the savory dishes at the 20th annual event supporting Trustee Peter Palandjian
for the premier event of
DFCI’s ﬁght against cancer. For more information, contact Kelly See
at 617-582-7916 or visit jimmyfund.org/chefs-for-jimmy. the Palm Beach season,
Visit the nostalgic Enchanted Village the 19th annual
presented by Jordan’s Furniture in Avon, Discovery Ball. Held at
Mass. Don’t miss out on this New England The Breakers Hotel in
holiday tradition complete with colorful Palm Beach, Fla., this
displays, village characters, “Polar Express
4-D The Ride” at MOM, a holiday laser
FEBRUARY elegant evening is sure
to enchant while also
light show, and memories to last a lifetime. raising critical funds for DFCI’s lifesaving mission. For more
For more information, contact Kimberly information, contact Debra Van De Warker at 561-833-2080
Chisholm at 617-632-5091 or kimberly_ or email@example.com.
firstname.lastname@example.org. 6 CSC Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge
Strap on your skis or snowboard and join the fun at Nashoba
Valley Ski Area in Westford, Mass. Participate in individual and
JANUARY team competitions, or simply enjoy the outdoor barbecue
lunch, après ski party, and auction at the all-day beneﬁt,
sponsored by Computer Science Consulting (CSC). For more
information, contact Kelly See at 617-582-7916 or visit
9 New Stars for Young Stars 4 Chefs Cooking for Hope
Join other super fans and 18 Palm Beach Pre-Ball Dinners Indulge your inner gourmet with mouth-watering fare
meet the Boston Red from dozens of Boston’s top chefs, including Honorary
Sox stars of tomorrow Join many of Dana-Farber’s wonderful friends, including Chefs Jody Adams of Rialto and Jeffrey Fournier of 51 Lin-
at an autograph signing Kate Ford and Frank Chopin, Sydell Miller, Philip Zieky, and coln. The 12th annual event is presented by the Friends of
beneﬁting the Jimmy Fund. Tom Quick, as they host several intimate dinners in their Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and will be held at 125 High
Newer additions to the Sox roster, and a few of the beautiful homes to honor DFCI’s physician-scientists. For Street in Boston. For more information, contact Trishna
team’s up-and-coming minor league players, will be on more information, contact Debra Van De Warker at 561- Rana at 617-632-3909 or email@example.com.
hand posing for pictures, signing baseball memorabilia, 833-2080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
and more. For more information, contact Amy Powers
at 617-632-3613 or email@example.com. Palm Beach Breakfast
19 16 Palm Beach Major Donor Dinner
with the Doctors
Palm Beach Discovery Ball
13 Kick-oﬀ Party Hear from Dana-Farber physicians and scientists responsible Celebrate the conclusion of the Palm Beach season with
for the latest breakthroughs in research and care. Hosted by James W. Harpel as he hosts dinner at his home in Palm
Join us for this festive evening at Mar-a-Lago, hosted and Institute Trustee Judie Schlager and her husband, Larry, and Beach, Fla., to recognize major contributors to Dana-
underwritten by Discovery Ball Vice Chair Patrick Park, Vicki and Arthur Loring, this ninth annual breakfast will be held Farber’s annual Palm Beach Discovery Ball. For more
which leads off Dana-Farber’s Palm Beach season. For more at the Palm Beach Country Club in Palm Beach, Fla. For more information, contact Debra Van De Warker at 561-833-
information, contact Debra Van De Warker at 561-833- information, contact Debra Van De Warker at 561-833-2080 or 2080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2080 or email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on all Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber events, go to jimmyfund.org or dana-farber.org.