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In Brief Spring 2023

  • Richard and Eileen Greisch

    Richard and Eileen Greisch

    Richard and Eileen Greisch made a gift of $100,000 to provide essential resources for melanoma research under the direction of Tamara Sussman, MD. These funds will enable researchers to test novel therapeutics in clinical trials, lead investigations in genomic sequencing, and develop groundbreaking immunotherapeutic approaches.

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  • Holiday Patient Assistance

    Holiday Patient Assistance

    The Holiday Patient Assistance Program, which helps patients and families in critical financial need, raised $192,785 in 2022. The program helped 726 eligible Dana-Farber patients and families celebrate the season by providing gift cards to help cover the cost of expenses like gas to travel to appointments, groceries for holiday meals, and small gifts for…

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  • Jog for Julie

    Jog for Julie

    The 7th annual Jog for Julie fundraiser, held in honor of a breast cancer patient, raised more than $30,000 in 2022. The 5K was started in 2014 by Julie’s entire family, including her four children, and has raised more than $220,000 for breast cancer research at Dana-Farber.

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  • Michele and Howard Kessler

    Michele and Howard Kessler

    Institute Trustee Michele Kessler and her husband, Howard Kessler, made a gift of $250,000 to launch the Cannabis Care Support Program at Dana-Farber, which aims to create sustainable oncologic cannabis educational resources and advance research on the use of cannabis to address the mental and physical side effects of cancer.

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  • Lymphoma Research Foundation

    Lymphoma Research Foundation

    As part of their mission to fund innovative research at top institutions around the country, the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s recent funding cycle included awarding grants totaling $115,000 to fund two Dana-Farber studies into advanced treatment options for patients diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma and mantle cell lymphoma.

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  • Max Vincze Foundation

    Max Vincze Foundation

    With a $100,000 grant, the Max Vincze Foundation established a fund to support research into NUT carcinoma, a rare cancer, in honor of Max Vincze, who passed away from the disease in 2021 at the age of 23.

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  • National Palliative Care Research Center

    National Palliative Care Research Center

    The National Palliative Care Research Center awarded $198,000 to support the creation of a program to develop nurse-led psychosocial intervention for historically marginalized pediatric patients, with the goal of improving family-centered communication and pediatric patients’ quality of life during treatment.

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  • Karen O’Connor and Bruce MacGregor

    Karen O’Connor and Bruce MacGregor

    Karen O’Connor and Bruce MacGregor renewed their support for the O’Connor-MacGregor Fund for Melanoma Research with a new $150,000 commitment. This latest gift will support research into the underlying drivers of melanoma and development of durable therapeutic options under the direction of Rizwan Haq, MD, PhD.

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  • Poorvu Jaffe Chair Celebration

    Poorvu Jaffe Chair Celebration

    James Tulsky, MD, was named the first incumbent of the Poorvu Jaffe Chair in Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Dana-Farber, the first chair in this field established at the Institute. The Poorvu Jaffe Family’s gift also established the Poorvu Jaffe Fund for Supportive Oncology and Health Equity. Pictured at a celebration in November 2022…

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  • Quest 2 Defy Cancer

    Quest 2 Defy Cancer

    Over 30 streamers and content creators from around the U.S. participated in the latest Quest 2 Defy Cancer. The program, part of the Jimmy Fund Let's Game® initiative, invites streamers, gamers, and content creators to make an impact on the lifesaving work happening at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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