Upcoming Event: Executive Council Women's Leadership Breakfast
Advancing Equity in Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Care
May 11, 2023 | 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. | The Westin Boston Seaport District
Join us for a morning of education and advocacy, featuring experts from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and leaders from the Massachusetts legislature, to learn how you can help make this vision a reality. Our program will include a panel discussion on the
progress Dana-Farber is making to address inequities in cancer care and research. You will also learn about the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Equity and Early Detection Bill, and how you can help advocate for change. And your contribution will help
raise lifesaving dollars for the Susan F. Smith Center to improve outcomes and extend the quality of life for all.
Program Agenda and Speakers
The Executive Council of the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a dedicated group of women devoted to Defying Cancer. Established in 2002, the Executive Council dared to believe that through education, advocacy,
and fundraising, they could change the trajectory of women's cancers. The diverse and accomplished members understand that cancer is a disease that impacts women like themselves — and are challenging the status quo.
Sarah M. Tolaney, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Breast Oncology, Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers
The Executive Council shares information on the latest research and treatment of women's cancers through a variety of programs including fundraising events, lecture series and on-line forums. Through programming, these women educate thousands
who in turn share their knowledge with thousands more.
The Executive Council advocates for cancer patients of the Susan F. Smith Center and their families. Together with the Dana-Farber Legislative Action Network (LAN), the Council advocates for cancer-related issues such as cancer prevention and early detection,
strengthening funding for cancer research, improving access to cancer therapies, eliminating disparities in cancer care and clinical trials, and finding equity-focused solutions to address social determinants of health.
Learn more about the Dana-Farber LAN
Laurie Glimcher, MD, President and CEO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, with attendees of the 2019 Susan F. Smith Center Executive Council Breakfast.
The Executive Council is an essential philanthropy network for the Susan F. Smith Center. Since 2002, more than $19 million has been raised for the Center. The Council raises funds for groundbreaking research and new forms of treatments for women's cancers.
We invite individuals and companies to sponsor the educational fund-raising events and help improve outcomes for women with breast and gynecologic cancers. These funds have given physician-scientists at the Susan F. Smith Center the support they need
to make new discoveries that are extending and improving the quality of women's lives.
The Executive Council embraces every opportunity to encourage like-minded individuals to Defy Cancer by joining the Council in their mission of education, advocacy, and fundraising. For more information about joining the Council, please email Raquel Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Executive Council
Susan F. Smith∞
Tracey E. Flaherty
Jane P. Jamieson*
Beth F. Terrana*
Amy Smith Berylson
Deborah S. First*
Susan James Geremia
Mary Kralis Hoppe
Deborah Smith Knez
Bette Ann Libby
Susan Loconto Penta
Meredith Beaton Starr
Laura Van Zandt
Barbara Freedman Wand