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Expect Miracles Foundation continues to drive discovery

From left: Todd Moyer, president and chief operating officer of Confluence; Frank Strauss, founder and chairman of Expect Miracles Foundation; Pasi Jänne, MD, PhD, and David Barbie, MD, co-scientific directors of the Belfer Center; Margaret Flynn-Martin, managing director and head of relationship management group at Morgan Stanley; and Frank Heavey, executive director of Expect Miracles Foundation.

Spring 2024
By Robbie Merritt
Photography by Evelyn Dow Photography

For the 29th year, Expect Miracles Foundation reaffirmed their support of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with a gift of $1 million. This latest gift brought the foundation’s cumulative total to more than $14 million toward our shared mission of defying cancer.

The Expect Miracles Discovery Fund—one of three philanthropic branches of the foundation—specifically supports the Robert and Renée Belfer Center for Applied Cancer Science at Dana-Farber, which collaborates with pharmaceutical and biotechnology partners to bring basic scientific breakthroughs to market in the form of new cancer drugs and therapies, a key strategic priority of The Dana-Farber Campaign. The Belfer Center is unique in that it joins scientific discovery with academic and industry research to solve the most common and challenging drug development problems and accelerate the availability of cutting-edge cancer treatments.

“Because of the philanthropic support from Expect Miracles Foundation, the Belfer Center is able to take its work to the next level,” says Pasi Jänne, MD, PhD, director of the Belfer Center and the David M. Livingston, MD, Chair at Dana-Farber. “Cancer is an incredibly complex set of diseases, but with continued funding, we are able to better understand and unravel these complexities and bring hope to patients around the world with challenging cancers and few effective treatment options.” Jänne is also the senior vice president for Translational Medicine and director of the Chen-Huang Center for EGFR Mutant Lung Cancers at Dana-Farber.

“Our donors should be proud, knowing they are part of a community that is improving the lives of cancer patients everywhere and making miracles happen every day.”

Frank Strauss, Expect Miracles Foundation

Each year, Expect Miracles Foundation brings together professionals in the financial services industry to participate in a variety of exciting events that not only raise critical funds for lifesaving cancer research but also advance the financial and emotional health of those impacted by cancer. Two large signature golf tournaments are highlights each year: the East Coast Classic, which teed off for the 29th year in June at Pinehills Golf Course in Plymouth, Mass.; and the Atlantic Coast Classic, which marked its sixth year at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, N.J.

“We at Expect Miracles Foundation are beyond proud to support the lifesaving work happening at Dana-Farber,” says Frank Strauss, founder and chairman of Expect Miracles Foundation. “Our donors should be proud, too, knowing they are part of a community that is improving the lives of cancer patients everywhere and making miracles happen every day.”

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