Dancing for a Cure
February, 10, 2018
Save the date for the eighth annual Dancing for a Cure fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, February, 10, 2018, in Mashpee, MA. Last year’s fundraiser raised $24,000 for breast and ovarian cancer research at Dana-Farber.
The fundraiser, which features a 5K dance marathon, was created by Susan Mendoza Friedman of the Friends of Dana-Farber in honor of her friend Karen Schek, who was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer at 51. Visit www.dancingforacure.net for more information.
Dinner with Friends celebrates friendship, food, and philanthropy. Guests will delight in food, cocktails, and celebrity chef demonstrations from our host, Chef Jeremy Sewall and his celebrity chef friends.
The Friends of Dana-Farber, the Jimmy Fund, and Saks Fifth Avenue kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Saks Key to the Cure with “Style Your Story,” a fashion-fueled fundraiser to benefit the Friends and Dana-Farber. Guests enjoyed cocktails from
Privateer Rum, wines by Chloe, light bites from Eataly, Oath Craft Pizza, and other area eateries, as well as a runway show featuring local style influencers.
Dancing for a Cure
February 4, 2017
More than 500 dancers raised $24,000 for breast and ovarian cancer research at Dana-Farber at the seventh annual Dancing for a Cure fundraiser, held February 4, 2017, in Mashpee, MA. The fundraiser, which features a 5K dance marathon, was created by Susan
Mendoza Friedman of the Friends of Dana-Farber in honor of her friend Karen Schek, who was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer at 51. Visit
www.dancingforacure.net for more information.
Fashion Gives Back
October 6, 2016
Attendees joined Jenny Johnson, two-time Emmy Award winner and co-host of NESN Dining Playbook, at South Shore Plaza on October 6, 2016, for Fashion Gives Back, a runway show and party benefiting the Friends. Guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails and
culinary delights, and viewed the hottest fall fashions from Nordstrom and other premier brands, while supporting cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber.
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.
For more information on Friends’ events, please call 617-632-3021 or email
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