Dana-Farber Cancer Institute mourns the passing of Myra Hiatt Kraft


Robert and Myra KraftRobert and Myra Kraft 

The passing of Myra Hiatt Kraft this morning greatly saddens the faculty, staff and trustees of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Mrs. Kraft, her husband Robert, a Dana-Farber trustee, and their family have been longstanding supporters of Dana-Farber, providing critical resources that have improved the way Dana-Farber cares for its patients. For more than 30 years, their gifts have supported Dana-Farber's mission, including the establishment of the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center and the Kraft Family Professorship in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber to support the work of Dr. Ken Anderson, an internationally renowned multiple myeloma expert. Most recently, they provided funding to create a community oncology and health disparities outreach program and to support women's cancers research.

"The Dana-Farber community and I are greatly saddened by the passing of Myra Kraft," said Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, Dana-Farber's president. "She was a remarkable person who graciously shared her intellect, energy and resources to help many organizations and the people they serve, including Dana-Farber. I hope the Kraft family can find comfort knowing that their support of Dana-Farber has benefitted cancer patients worldwide and that it stands as a fitting testament to Myra and her commitment to help others."

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