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Supporting cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Supporting cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Dress to impress in your best cocktail attire at this year’s fifth annual UnMask Cancer presented by The Herb Chambers Companies on October 20. The magnificent rainforest-themed evening benefits +Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and will be held at the sophisticated Mandarin Oriental, Boston. Purchase tickets today before prices increase on 9/28! #UnMaskCancer

#UnMaskCancer is proudly presented by The Herb Chambers Family.

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“This will be my first year walking in the Jimmy Fund Walk. I had participated in other cancer fundraising walks before and was inspired to sign up after learning that the event is inclusive of all cancers. My teammates and I will be wearing the colors of the rainbow to represent the different cancers that have impacted each of our lives.”–Deb, captain of Team Rainbow in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai #JimmyFundWalk

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We are now taking applications for our 2019 Boston Marathon team! Apply today to run this world-renowned marathon while supporting Dana-Farber’s lifesaving cancer research. https://jimmyfund.gives/yvbkn #RunDFMC #Boston2019
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Leanna was living an active life in August 2016 when an injury brought her to the doctor for a routine appointment—which revealed a surprising breast cancer diagnosis. She soon started treatment at Dana-Farber, where she now works.

“Dr. Wendy Chen was my perfect oncologist; she told me I was not a delicate flower, so if I felt well enough to do something through chemo, I should do it—so I did,” Leanna says. While she had to stop biking during parts of her treatment, Leanna looked for other ways to be active, like walking through museums and kayaking with her sister.

“I tell people all the time that Dana-Farber doesn’t just heal your body, they heal your soul,” she continues. “I’ve been impressed by the resources available to patients, especially during cancer recovery, from the Zakim Center group classes to fatigue research studies.”

Today, Leanna hosts her own cancer podcast (Thanks, Cancer!) to encourage other survivors to see what they can still do and what cancer can’t take away. She’s participating in Jimmy Fund Fit Fest presented by +Reebok to give back to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund—and inspire other patients to continue being active through treatment. #JimmyFundFitFest
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On Friday, we saw inspiring stories of hope, perseverance, and groundbreaking cancer research during Stand Up 2 Cancer’s 6th telecast. With support from SU2C, Dana-Farber physician-scientists have uncovered new discoveries that help their patients become cancer survivors. Here are three of the current Dana-Farber investigations funded in part by #StandUpToCancer. https://jimmyfund.gives/blog_SU2C
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“Dave fought with all his might to beat this ugly disease. His oncologist at Dana-Farber, Dr. Cleary, was compassionate and tireless in his efforts to extend Dave’s life as long as medically possible. He never gave up on Dave, and we will forever be grateful.”

Dave’s family named a gene in Dana-Farber’s Gene Display to make a difference, and support cancer research and care. You can, too. Dana-Farber will place 100 genes in the display before September 30, and only 11 remain to be named. Will yours be next? Learn how: https://jimmyfund.gives/w5qmp
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“My favorite part of the Jimmy Fund Walk is seeing all our friends and family come together to remember Sean. Nothing makes me happier as a mother than to know that my child isn’t forgotten.” – Sara, a participant in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai

Sara started her team, Seanie Strong, in 2013 in honor of her son, Sean, who was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma and treated at Dana-Farber. When Sean passed away in 2015, Sara continued to walk in his memory with the hopes of raising more money for Dana-Farber’s mission to end cancer. Join Sara and walk on September 23. Register today: https://jimmyfund.gives/cbvlp. #JimmyFundWalk
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“What I love most about working in the Center for Spiritual Care is that people from many different religions, spiritual beliefs, and cultures come together for one common purpose: offering professional spiritual care that may bring peace, healing, and growth. Our task is to invite patients to review their faith and fears, and to cope with hope. When you have hope–whether in faith, medicine, or yourself–you are never alone.

I remember when I arrived for my first day of work in 1988, I didn’t even have an office. It turned out to be a blessing, because for many months my office was wherever I was standing or sitting. I had an opportunity to learn from the inside what a remarkable place of care Dana-Farber was. Thirty years later, I have both an office and a beautiful chapel.” – Rev. Dr. Walter Moczynski

Unsung Heroes of +Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, brought to you by +Arbella Insurance Group, highlights our behind-the-scenes stars. #SpreadTheGood
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#MomentsWeLove: “Today, I am a year-and-a-half survivor of cancer. It has been a roller coaster, filled with highs and lows. The highest of the high was that I married the love of my life and we are expecting a baby girl in October.” - Jeff, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma large B cell with a double expresser in 2016

“After going through everything together during my treatment, we thought we would wait before entering what we had heard was a grueling fertility process. We both took some well-deserved time off – and she got pregnant! Hearing that news was the BEST News. It felt like a miracle. We cannot wait to meet our girl, our one in a million.”
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Send a card that helps cancer patients – because every birthday is a gift! Choose a +Dana-Farber Cancer Institute greeting or eCard, and you’ll support the innovative research and lifesaving treatments that make birthdays possible for our courageous patients.

Every card you send makes a difference, bringing us closer to the ultimate goal: a world without cancer. Now that is something to celebrate! Send your card today: http://jimmyfund.gives/9cfzm.
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