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  • Friends of Dana-Farber

    Friends' Board and Bios

    Dana Gerson Unger

    Dana Gerson Unger was born in Boston, but moved several times, spending parts of her childhood in Colorado, California and Florida. She graduated from Syracuse University, and after a career as a senior buyer for Filene's Basement, is now a stay-at-home mother with her husband and two children.

    In addition to her work with the Friends of Dana Farber, Dana's volunteer activities are extensive. She is a development committee member of the Brain Tumor Society and co-chaired its 2004 through 2007 galas. From 2005 to 2006 she served as a committee member for Reach Out and Read, was co-chair of Jewish Family Services' 2007 auction and was a committee member of the Rose Fund from 2006 to 2007.

    Dana's direct involvement with the Friends of Dana Farber stemmed from her friendship with Suzanne Bloomberg. In addition to her active involvement on the Friends' Board, Dana has co-chaired the highly successful Saks Key to the Cure Event for the past three years.

    Dana said, "I think that the Friends of Dana-Farber is a wonderful group of people who truly care about the patients in Dana Farber and are committed to help raising funds to support research that will eventually result in a cure for cancer."

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