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Prado gift supports access for the underprivileged

Gary and Darlene Prado with their children.

Summer 2023
By Robbie Merritt

Institute Trustee Gary Prado and his wife, Darlene Prado, have established The Prado Family Impact Fund at Dana-Farber to honor Gary’s late mother, Gisela Herrera, and Darlene’s mother, Minerva Tejeda, who were treated at Dana-Farber.

For the Prados, the fund is the perfect tribute to their mothers, both immigrants from the Dominican Republic who worked tirelessly to build lives of opportunity for their families. Now, Gary and Darlene are helping families who are struggling to do the same, while also fighting cancer. The Prado Family Impact Fund will improve health care access for underprivileged communities of color by directly supporting the Patient Assistance Program at Dana-Farber, which helps reduce barriers to high-quality cancer care through financial support and assistance with transportation and lodging.

“Dana-Farber is a place that treats all its patients with the utmost care and attention, regardless of social or economic status. That is something that truly resonates with us, as people from underprivileged families,” says Darlene. “I saw firsthand the dignity with which my mom and Gary’s mom were treated by Dana-Farber, and we see The Prado Family Impact Fund as an investment in Dana-Farber’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

“Dana-Farber is a place that treats all its patients with the utmost care and attention, regardless of social or economic status.”

Darlene Prado
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