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 in July
Dive into the fight against cancer by competing in Swim Across America: A 22-mile relay-style swim in Boston in July.
Bike in August
Pedal your way to cancer cures by riding for Team Perini in the Pan-Mass Challenge, the nation's largest bike-a-thon. Choose from a variety of rides across the Commonwealth that accommodate
every level of cyclist.
Walk in September
Walk with Team Perini in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. Select from one of four distances (5K – the full Boston Marathon route) and take steps to conquer cancer alongside members of the Perini Family. 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.