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How You Can Help Support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

  • Your support is needed, now more than ever

    In the new COVID-19 world, it's clear how science affects our daily activities — we need research to save lives. The incredible challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis are also clear, and the new pressures and vulnerabilities brought forth by COVID-19 make navigating cancer even more difficult. The Dana-Farber and Jimmy Fund community, stronger than ever, is continuing to do everything it can to ensure that our patients and families are kept as safe as possible from transmission of the virus, and that's why the Emergency Response Fund was created.

    Our generous supporters have shown an outpouring of kindness during this time of uncertainty and are asking how to help. A donation of any size to Dana-Farber's Emergency Response Fund will support:

    • Unanticipated and significant costs to keep our cancer patients safe and prevent infection as they seek and receive lifesaving treatments. Patient safety is a top priority, and added protective equipment, procedures, and staffing have been put in place.
    • New expenses for immediate implementation of telemedicine technology that allow our patients and families to visit with their Dana-Farber care team virtually, from the safety of their homes. Within the first couple of weeks of implementing this new technology, we scheduled thousands of visits, and we anticipate further growth in telemedicine volume.
    • Pressing financial strains felt by patients, their partners, and caregivers who lose employment and/or experience disruptions in dependent care due to school and other related closures.
    • A gap in flexible funding for research and care due to the cancellation and postponement of hundreds of fundraising events benefitting Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. Our spring events usually raise millions of dollars, and this critical gap needs to be filled to ensure our patients continue to receive lifesaving treatments and breakthrough science does not stall.

    Supporting Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund through the Emergency Response Fund will allow patients to focus on their health and well-being, and ensure that Dana-Farber continues as a leader in cancer research and care. Thank you for your generosity and partnership as we work tirelessly to keep our patients safe.

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    Groundbreaking research. Dedicated, compassionate care. Your support is critical to our work every day. Help us make a difference in the fight against cancer today.

    Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund has received a 4-star rating (highest possible) from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, recognizing our prudent financial management and low cost of funds raised.

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