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Dana-Farber Friends' Events

  • Friends' Dinner and Late Night chefs

    Chefs Jody Adams of Porto, TRADE, and Saloniki; Tiffani Faison of Sweet Cheeks and Tiger Mama; Andy Husbands of Tremont 647, Sister Sorel, and the Smoke Shop; Jeremy Sewall of Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34, and Les Sablons; Jasper White of Summer Shack; Michael Schlow of Doretta Taverna and Tico Boston; and William Kovel of Catalyst Restaurant celebrate a successful evening.

  • Upcoming Events

    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 for more information.

    Dinner with Friends
    April 28, 2018

    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.

    Past Events

    Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure Kickoff: “Style Your Story"
    October 5, 2017

    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. From October 1 through October 31, all sales of the Key to the Cure t-shirts designed by Missoni benefitted 13 charities nationwide, including the Friends of Dana-Farber.

    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.