The Friends curate a museum-quality contemporary art collection for Dana-Farber, helping create a comforting healing environment for patients, families, and staff.
Established by the Friends in 1977, the Friends' Corner Gift Shop offers a wide selection of gifts and everyday items to patients, families, and staff. Friends volunteer in the shop, and proceeds support Friends’ funding of research and patient care at
This fellowship, awarded every year since 1976, funds gifted investigators pursuing independent pilot studies.
See the list of Friends' Fellows since 1976
Each December, Friends volunteers bring cheer to the Institute. The Friends deck the halls of Dana-Farber with winter decorations, provide sweet treats in the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care for patients, their families, and Dana-Farber staff, and present
joyful musical performances by choruses and ensembles from local schools.
Friends deliver gift bags monthly to Dana-Farber patients. Volunteers take a few moments to speak with recipients as well as provide a small gift bag to each.
Friends' Donations to Dana-Farber
In 1990, the Friends raised more than $100,000 to design, construct, and furnish the chapel, a spiritual sanctuary for patients and family members of all denominations.
Edward J. Benz Jr., MD, Endowed Chair
The Friends made a lead gift to this $2.5 million endowment to establish the Edward J. Benz Jr., MD, Chair at Dana-Farber. The Benz Chair will provide a permanent fund that can be used to recruit exceptional new talent, and bolster the Institute’s clinical
and research structure.
From 1993 to 1998, this satellite group raised more than $1 million to support AIDS research and awareness.
Established with a $1 million gift from the Friends, this welcoming space provides specialized products and services that cater to the individual needs of men, women, and teens affected by cancer.
The clinic serves the growing need for cancer screening and counseling about risk factors and cancer care.
Prostate Awareness for Research and Treatment (P.A.R.T.)
The Friends' started this program in 1998, raising more than $1 million to endow a fellow each year to focus on a disease that affects more than 250,000 American men and their families.