Rebecca Strock Latimore, known as Becca to her friends, wanted
to volunteer for a cause that mattered. It was the Friends' good
fortune that her close friend Ellie Loughlin, a Board member,
invited her to get involved by helping organize the first Great
Chefs Cooking for the Cure event. With her enthusiasm and ability
to accept responsibility, Becca joined the Board and chaired this
event for two years. She has also served as assistant treasurer and
Born and raised in Wellesley, Mass., Becca graduated from
Dartmouth College and received a master's of Public Policy from
Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Her concentration was in
Non-Profit Organization, and she readily combined her expertise in
this field with her volunteerism for the benefit of Dana-Farber.
Her employment history includes designing mentoring programs for
at-risk youth in the Los Angeles Unified School District as well as
volunteering in a community outreach program at Boston Medical
Center called Reach Out and Read.
Becca married Dan, an internet strategy consultant for IBM, on
Martha's Vineyard in 1994. They have two charming and constantly
on-the-go daughters, Madeline and Claire. To relax, Becca enjoys
reading, cooking, and traveling.
She said, "I am constantly amazed at the reach and scope of the
Friends, and how much influence a volunteer board can have. It is
exciting to watch the advances in fighting and treating this
disease and know that in a small way I have contributed. The truth
of this was brought home in 2005, when I was diagnosed with breast
cancer. Thanks to early detection and the wonderful care of the
Farber's doctors and nurses, I made it through the ordeal with a
good prognosis and hope for the future. I'd like to think I got
extra special treatment because of my connection to the Friends,
but I know everyone who walks through those doors gets the same
Becca is looking forward to returning to the Board and
redoubling her efforts to help support the institution that took
such good care of her.