• Friends of Dana-Farber

    Friends' Events

    Upcoming Events

    Fashion Gives Back
    October 6, 2016

    Join Jenny Johnson, two-time Emmy Award winner and co-host of NESN Dining Playbook, at South Shore Plaza on Thursday, October 6, for Fashion Gives Back, a runway show and party to benefit the Friends. Enjoy complimentary cocktails and culinary delights, and view the hottest fall fashions from Nordstrom and other premier brands, while supporting cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber.

    Past Events

    RISE: An Evening to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Friends and the Power of Leadership
    May 20, 2016

    The Friends celebrated 40 years and honored Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh for his leadership at RISE, the organization’s annual gala. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker also joined the Friends in recognizing Dana-Farber President and CEO Edward J. Benz Jr., MD, for his 16 years at the helm of Dana-Farber. The event raised more than $420,000 for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber.

    Chefs Cooking for Hope
    March 3, 2016

    The 18th annual "Chefs Cooking for Hope" event featured delicious food, signature cocktails, and specialty wine and beers from more than 30 of Boston's top restaurant and wine establishments.

    Saks "Key to the Cure" 2015 Canapés and Champagne by the Catwalk
    October 15, 2015

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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