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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

    In the Bag
    October 3, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Pine Brook Country Club, Weston, MA
    Lunch and Vintage Designer Handbag Auction

    Join the Friends and your friends for lunch in recognition of September and October: Ovarian and Breast Cancer Awareness Months. Enjoy a keynote focused on keeping the women in our lives healthy and happy, and a beautifully curated vintage handbag auction to raise funds for patient care at Dana-Farber.

    Recent Events

    Dinner with Friends
    Saturday, June 1, 2019

    Guests joined the Friends for a one-night-only culinary experience created by Host Chef Jeremy Sewall and his celebrity chef friends. The evening was an opportunity for guests to interact with top chefs, observe them as they collaborate in the kitchen, and enjoy a delicious dinner and treats – all while raising funds for innovative research and patient care at Dana-Farber.

    Cabin Fever
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    Cure cabin fever with the Friends at CAPO in south Boston. Attendees enjoyed delicious food, specialty cocktails, music, dancing, games, and fun with the Friends. Photos from the event.

    Glitz and Gritz
    June 13, 2018

    Our favorite rhinestone cowboys and cowgirls showed up at Loretta's Last Call to eat, drink, dance, and raise more than $24,000 for the Friends of Dana-Farber. Thanks to partners and sponsors, 101.7 The Bull, Alexandra Slote Interiors, Boston magazine, Suzanne Chapman, Rudd Design Co. & Qlik – and to everyone who supported the event so generously. Enjoy the photos by Todd Mazer, which prove everyone had a fabulously fun evening.

    Dinner with Friends
    April 28, 2018

    More than 200 guests enjoyed a one-night-only dining experience, courtesy of Host Chef Jeremy Sewall and his celebrity chef friends. The event, which raised more than $470,000 for the Friends, celebrated friendship, food, and philanthropy. Photos courtesy of Natasha Moustache Photography.

    Dancing for a Cure
    February, 10, 2018

    Six hundred dancers raised more than $27,000 for breast and ovarian cancer research at Dana-Farber at the eighth annual Dancing for a Cure fundraiser, held February 10 in Mashpee, MA. 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 who was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer at 51. Dancing for a Cure has raised more than $400,000 for women’s cancers research at Dana-Farber over the last 11 years. Visit for more information.

    Saks "Key to the Cure" 2017 Style Your Story
    October 5, 2017

    The Friends of Dana-Farber, the Jimmy Fund, and Saks Fifth Avenue kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Saks Key to the Cure with “Style Your Story,” a fashion-fueled fundraiser to benefit the Friends and Dana-Farber. Guests enjoyed cocktails from Privateer Rum, wines by Chloe, light bites from Eataly, Oath Craft Pizza, and other area eateries, as well as a runway show featuring local style influencers.

    For more information on Friends’ events, please call 617-632-3021 or email

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