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  • Friends of Dana-Farber

    Friends Programs

    Calling all volunteers

    The Friends' Corner Gift Shop is looking for volunteers. If you would like to help, please contact the Gift Shop at 617-632-3294, the Gift Shop Office at 617-632-3199 or Volunteer Services at 617-632-3307. Learn more about the Gift Shop 

    Art Program

    The Friends helps to select and display works of art throughout Dana-Farber, contributing to the well being of patients, families, and staff. Read more

    The Friends' Corner Gift Shop

    Established in 1977, the Friends' Corner Gift Shop offers a wide selection of gifts and everyday items to patients, families, and staff. Friends volunteers continue to staff the shop on a daily basis. Proceeds from sales go toward research and patient care at Dana-Farber. Read more 

    Friends' Fellows

    This fellowship, awarded every year since 1976, funds gifted investigators pursuing independent pilot studies. Rachel Rosofsky, MD, was named Friends' Fellow for 2005-2006.

    Holiday Decorations

    Each year during the winter holidays, Friends volunteers bring good cheer to the Institute through decorating the halls of Dana-Farber.

    The Friends spread holiday cheer during December's Holiday
  Hospitality program.The Friends spread holiday cheer during December's Holiday Hospitality program. 

    Holiday Hospitality

    Every December, the Friends hosts its annual array of sweet treats and coffee in the Dana lobby for staff, patients, and their families. Local vendors donate the food and beverages for this program.

    Holiday Performances

    Held annually in December, these musical performances feature singers from local colleges and high schools.

    Patient Gift Bags

    Once a month, Friends volunteers deliver gift bags to Dana-Farber patients. Volunteers take a few moments to speak with recipients as well as provide a bag of items purchased by the Friends. Read more 

    Prostate Awareness for Research and Treatment (P.A.R.T.)

    The Friends started this program in 1998 to target a disease that affects more than 250,000 American men and their families.

    Friends' Donations to Dana-Farber

    The Dana-Farber Chapel

    In 1990, the Friends raised more than $100,000 to design, construct, and furnish the chapel, a spiritual sanctuary for patients and family members of all denominations. Read more 

    Friends 10

    From 1993 to 1998, this satellite group raised more than $1 million to support AIDS research and awareness.

    Friends' Place

    Established with a $1 million gift from the Friends, this welcoming space provides specialized products and services that cater to the individual needs of men, women, and teens affected by cancer. Read more 

    The Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic

    The clinic serves the growing need for cancer screening and counseling about risk factors and cancer care. Read more 

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