David B. Perini Jr. was born April 25, 1964. He was a graduate of Noble and Greenough School and Harvard College, magna cum laude. Combining his love for painting and sculpture, he continued his education at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where
he looked forward to a career in architecture. Throughout his life, he was full of hope and accomplishment despite three recurrences of cancer, which began after high school graduation.
Along with his great love of sports, in particular basketball and golf, David engaged in a variety of efforts to help others. He volunteered for the Ronald McDonald House and was a Big Brother and a member of Harvard's Advisory Committee. For several
years, he was a reading tutor for an elderly man.
David embraced life with tremendous courage. His dedication and love for his friends and family, his kindness, humor, and laughter continue to be a source of inspiration and strength to all.
Support the Clinic
Help survivors of childhood cancers live long and healthy lives by participating in any of these local events:
Swim Across America
"Make waves" with Swim Across America each summer and join the virtual fitness challenge to raise money to fight cancer.
Pedal your way to cancer cures in August by riding in person or virtually for Team Perini in the Pan-Mass Challenge, the nation's largest bike-a-thon.
Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way
Walk with Team Perini in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai each fall. Join us on the Boston Marathon® course or walk virtually in your own community. Contact
Kelly Lepley for more information.
To learn more about participating in these events or supporting the David B. Perini Jr. Quality of Life Clinic, please call 800-525-4669.