Dana-Farber's First Building … and One of Today's
Left: The Jimmy Fund Building at the time of its opening, 1952.
Right: The state-of-the-art Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, shown here in 2020.
Research Labs at Dana-Farber
Left: Dr. Farber, Dr. Virginia Downing, and Dr. George E. Foley conduct research in their tiny microbiology laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital, a forerunner of Dr. Farber's Cancer Research Foundation, circa 1953. Dr. Downing directed the Laboratory of Bone Marrow Pathology. Dr. Foley co-ran the Laboratories of Microbiology.
Right: Research in the lab of medical oncologist Matthew Davids, MD, MMSc, 2021.
Our Nurses and Their Youngest Patients
Left: Time for lunch, 1950s.
Right: Pediatric exams come with smiles, 2016.
Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund Clinic
Left: The Jimmy Fund Clinic as it looked in the 1950s.
Right: The Jimmy Fund Clinic as it looks today.
Dana-Farber Building Ceremonies
Left: Cornerstone Ceremony in 1971 for the Dana Building. L-to-R: Eleanor Dana; Dr. Farber; Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, and Tom Yawkey of the Boston Red Sox; Charles A. Dana Jr.
Right: Groundbreaking Ceremony in 2007 for Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center for Cancer Care. L-to-R: Mike Andrews, (Boston Red Sox); Gary Countryman (Trustee); Dana-Farber President Edward J. Benz Jr., MD; Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox); Johnny Pesky (Red Sox).
Left: "Jimmy" when he was a patient and inspiration for the creation of the Jimmy Fund, circa 1948.
Right: Einar Gustafson — AKA "Jimmy" — with his grandchildren, circa 1998.
Left: In 1990, the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) raised $1.3 million for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. Billy Starr, PMC founder and executive director, and a Dana-Farber Trustee is holding the check on the right.
Right: In 2021, the PMC raised an astonishing $64 million, the largest amount in its history, bringing the lifetime total to an incredible $831 million. Billy Starr is on left. Since the PMC's founding in 1980, more than 100,000 riders have pedaled with a common goal: to find a cure for cancer.
Left: Baruj Benacerraf, MD, receives the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, 1980.
Right: William G. Kaelin Jr., MD, receives the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, also from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, 2019.
Dana-Farber Presidents Meet U.S. Presidents
Left: President Lyndon Johnson greets Sidney Farber, MD, at the White House, 1965.
Right: Dana-Farber President Laurie Glimcher, MD, visits then-Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, 2016.
Dana-Farber Presidents with Ted Kennedy
Left: Senator Ted Kennedy with Dr. Farber, at a dinner celebrating Dr. Farber's election as president of the American Cancer Society, 1970. Senator Kennedy was a devoted advocate of Dana-Farber.
Right: Senator Kennedy with Dana-Farber President Edward J. Benz Jr., MD, 2005.