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Your Donation 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. Dana-Farber 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.

    During this time of uncertainty, many supporters are asking how to help. A donation of any size to Dana-Farber's Emergency Response Fund will support:

    • Unanticipated and significant costs for infection control to keep our cancer patients safe as they seek and receive lifesaving treatments. Patient safety is a top priority, and added measures, procedures, staffing, and equipment 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.
    • A gap in 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, therapies, and care.
    • 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.

    Your support of the Dana-Farber and Jimmy Fund community 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.

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    Many Ways to Make a Difference

    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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