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Gift honors late wife and supports multiple myeloma research

Kenneth Nirenstein made a gift to propel multiple myeloma research in honor of his late wife, Harriet.

Spring 2024
By Sami Eisenberg

Kenneth Nirenstein remembers his late wife, Harriet, as wise, elegant, and graceful. After Harriet’s passing, seeking a way to keep her memory alive while also making a difference to others, Kenneth made a gift of $100,000 to establish the Harriet Shapiro Nirenstein Fund for Multiple Myeloma Research at Dana-Farber under the direction of Paul Richardson, MD, director of clinical research at the Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center and the R.J. Corman Professor of Medicine.

Harriet was one of Richardson’s patients who benefitted from clinical trials, and Kenneth aims to give hope to other patients who are diagnosed with multiple myeloma through this gift.

“Harriet and I were always very humbled when we were at Dana-Farber to see all the different patients being treated for various types of cancer,” he said. “Many of these patients would come in from all over the world to receive this extraordinary care, and we were lucky enough to have it in our own backyard.”

Kenneth is grateful for the exceptional care his wife received and is optimistic that the gift made in her honor will have a lasting impact. “The research taking place at Dana-Farber is changing lives every day, and I hope this gift can help play a role in finding a cure for this terrible disease.”

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