In Memoriam: Larry Lucchino (1945-2024)

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Larry was an incomparable ally in the fight against cancer and a wonderful colleague on Dana-Farber's board. He embodied what it means to be an Institute Trustee, leading the way with humility and passion for our shared mission. Larry leaves a legacy of which to be proud, and his life remains a beacon of hope to everyone who knew him or benefitted from his incredible efforts. It was truly a privilege to count Larry as a friend and colleague.

Josh Bekenstein
Chair, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Board of Trustees


Larry was a pillar of the Dana-Farber community for the better part of five decades. He set a tremendous example and made a powerful difference over the years as an Institute Trustee, Chairman of the Jimmy Fund, philanthropic supporter, and courageous patient. His strong leadership, passionate advocacy, and unfailing generosity inspired us all and brought hope to so many people affected by cancer. Larry will be remembered as one of our foremost champions. We will be forever grateful for his partnership and he will be greatly missed.

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Larry was one of the first people that I met when I came to Dana-Farber and someone I came to admire for his kind nature, dedication, humor, and optimistic outlook. The Jimmy Fund could not have asked for a better Chairman and his legacy will endure in the community he helped to grow and nurture. Larry left an indelible mark on all of us here and on the patients for whom he cared so deeply, and he will be greatly missed. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund have lost a wonderful friend and advocate.

Melany N. Duval
Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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