By Brittany Flaherty
The Dana-Farber Campaign is our ambitious, multibillion-dollar fundraising effort to change the future of cancer research and care—the largest in the Institute’s history and one of the largest ever in the U.S. focused solely on cancer. Our community of support is crucial to this effort.
Your Impact — Defy Cancer Fund
The success of our mission hinges on unrestricted gifts, including those raised through the Defy Cancer Fund. Cancer science changes every day, as do the needs of our patients. Gifts without restriction to a particular program fund areas that will make the greatest difference, in real time.
Many services that Dana-Farber offers to patients are not covered by health plans, yet can dramatically improve the patient experience and save lives. Examples include programs in prevention and early detection, financial assistance, community health, exercise and nutrition, psychosocial wellbeing, and survivorship.
Likewise, not every research program has adequate funding from traditional sources. The only way to advance groundbreaking scientific pursuits—especially in rare and difficult-to-treat cancers—is to offset the cost of research with unrestricted support. These flexible funds ensure that nothing can hold up our science—accelerating the pace of discovery and innovative, high-impact studies that speed new treatments to patients everywhere.
To learn more, visit DefyCancer.org.