David B. Perini, Jr. was born April 25, 1964. He was a graduate of Noble and Greenough School and Harvard College, magna cum laude. Combining his love for painting and sculpture, he continued his education at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he looked forward to a career in architecture. Throughout his life, he was full of hope and accomplishment despite three recurrences of cancer, which began after high school graduation.
Along with his great love of sports, in particular basketball and golf, David engaged in a variety of efforts to help others. He volunteered for the Ronald McDonald House and was a Big Brother and a member of Harvard's Advisory Committee. For several years, he was a reading tutor for an elderly man.
David embraced life with tremendous courage. His dedication and love for his friends and family, his kindness, humor, and laughter continue to be a source of inspiration and strength to all.
Help survivors of childhood cancers live long and healthy lives by participating in any of these local events:
Dive into the fight against cancer by competing in one of two Swim Across America events: A 22-mile relay-style swim in Boston or the half- or full-mile Nantasket Swim in Hull, Mass.
Pedal your way to cancer cures by riding for Team Perini in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, the nation's largest bike-a-thon. Choose from a variety of rides across the Commonwealth that accommodate every level of cyclist.
Take the next step and walk for Team Perini Survivors in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk. Select from one of five routes designed for everyone from a marathon enthusiast to families and everyone in between.
Take a swing at cancer by joining clinic founders Eileen and David Perini for the David B. Perini, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament, founded in memory of their son David.
To learn more about participating in these events or supporting the David B. Perini, Jr. Quality of Life Clinic, please call 800-525-4669.
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