One of the things that makes Dana-Farber such a special place is our emphasis on teamwork. Collaboration enables progress—Dr. Sidney Farber fervently believed this and built a world-leading cancer institute around this pioneering philosophy over 75 years ago. Researchers and clinicians working together are at the heart of our bench-to-bedside approach; our partnerships around the globe speed scientific discovery; and every year, thousands of people come together to raise the funds that are crucial to our mission.
Teamwork is behind the incredible success of events like the Pan-Mass Challenge, which brought together thousands of riders, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters to raise an astounding $72 million this year, 100% of which will fund our lifesaving research and care. Our philanthropic partners collaborate with researchers and clinicians to improve outcomes for patients and families everywhere. Every single donation, large and small, speeds our progress.
When I look at the things that have been accomplished thus far since the start of The Dana-Farber Campaign, I am humbled by the remarkable philanthropic support that will advance strategic priorities of the Institute, provide permanent funding for our world-class faculty and clinical partners, and support programs that have a direct impact on patients today and in the future. Teamwork drives success—your enthusiasm and generosity in The Dana-Farber Campaign have proven that, and we are deeply grateful for your partnership. I wish you and your families a healthy and happy new year, and look forward to seeing what we accomplish together in 2024.
Melany N. Duval
Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer