• Friends of Dana-Farber

    Friends' Events

    Upcoming Events

    RISE: An Evening to Celebrate the Power of Mentorship
    May 1, 2015

    Join special honoree Gordon Hamersley and emcee Nelly Carreño, three-time Emmy Award-winning NECN meteorologist, for RISE, the Friends of Dana-Farber’s annual spring gala. Honorary chairs Governor Charles D. Baker and First Lady Lauren Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Lorrie Higgins will celebrate the power of mentoring and our rising young talents with the Friends, while joining other attendees to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber.

    Past Events

    Chefs Cooking for Hope
    March 5, 2015

    The 17th annual "Chefs Cooking for Hope" event featuring delicious food, signature cocktails, and specialty wine and beers from more than 30 of Boston's top restaurant and wine establishments.

    Dancing for a Cure
    December 2014

    This holiday season, several Cape Cod dance studios teamed up with Dancing for a Cure to raise funds for ovarian and breast cancer research at Dana-Farber. A portion of every ticket sold at these holiday shows benefitted the Friends of Dana-Farber. Visit www.dancingforacure.net for more information.

    Saks "Key to the Cure" 2014 Brunch & Fashion Show
    October 16, 2014

    Saks Fifth Avenue partnered with the Friends of Dana-Farber to present the annual nationwide "Key To The Cure" initiative to fight women's cancers. For one weekend in October, Saks donated two percent of all clothing sales to the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers.

    An Evening with Friends
    May 2, 2014

    An Evening with Friends, the Friends of Dana-Farber’s annual spring gala, featured catered hors d’oeuvres, food, and entertainment from Boston’s own Gary Gulman, with all proceeds directly supporting cancer research and patient support programs at Dana-Farber.

    Dancing for a Cure, Fourth Annual Dance Marathon
    March 29, 2014

    This Dance Marathon featured four hours of non-stop dancing to benefit breast and ovarian cancer research at Dana-Farber.

    8th Annual Dancing for a Cure
    December 14 and 15, 2013

    This holiday show featured dancing to benefit breast and ovarian cancer research at Dana-Farber.

    Bridging the Gap in Breast Cancer: Incorporating Integrative Therapies During Your Journey
    April 7, 2013

    Patients, survivors, families, and friends gathered at the Bridging the Gap in Breast Cancer event to learn about advances in oncology and integrative therapies such as acupuncture and massage therapy.

    Wine Dinner with Kevin Zraly
    May 4, 2012

    The Friends of Dana-Farber hosted a fabulous wine dinner with Kevin Zraly at the Artists for Humanity Epicenter to honor the spirit of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

    Perspectives on Lung Cancer Treatment

    Friends of Dana-Farber held a free community education event. Patients, friends, and families from across New England met to learn the latest in lung cancer research and hear one survivor’s inspiring story. Guest speakers included David Barbie, MD, Medical Oncologist, and Dennis Olson, lung cancer survivor. An art tour followed in the Yawkey Art Gallery.

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