My Holiday Gift: DFCI’s Patient Assistance Program


dana-farber-logoThroughout the year, my wife and I support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston. With your help, we raised nearly $12,000 for DFCI via my Pan-Mass Challenge ride this year. My wife also helped to raise over $5,000 as she ran the Boston Marathon on DFCI’s Marathon Challenge Team in April. Team Silver  will continue these fundraising events next year.

I joined the Dana-Farber Leadership Council this year, and my wife and I  participate in various DFCI events throughout the year. Our objective is to help  Dana-Farber doctors and staff find a cure for cancer and help people who are battling cancer. Dana-Farber is one of the leading cancer organizations in the world.

One thing I learned earlier this year is that Dana-Farber has a way for  supporters to  directly help patients and their families who have a financial need. While donating funds to Dana-Farber helps the organization with its  mission, many cancer patients and their families are also in need. Fighting cancer can cause a person to miss work, and loved ones may need to put their careers on hold  to take care of sick family members or their children.

The  Dana-Farber Holiday Patient Assistance Program  is an awesome way people like us can help people fighting cancer and their families during this holiday season. Last week, I made a donation to the Patient Assistance Program in honor of my business friends, colleagues and associates, including people who read my blog and advertisers. This donation was made in your honor to help those who are in need during the holiday season.  If you have had a good year and want to do something kind for someone in need, I think this program is worth considering!

Here’s more information about the Dana-Farber Holiday Patient Assistance Program:

“Our Holiday Patient Assistance Program provides gift cards to patients in financial need so they can buy presents for loved ones, put a holiday meal on the table, or afford gas to visit family and friends. Many of Dana-Farber’s patients and their caregivers are faced with huge financial burdens after a diagnosis—some are forced to reduce hours at work or leave their job. These challenges are magnified during the holiday season.

Your gift to the Holiday Patient Assistance Program allows these patients to have a memorable season with loved ones, with 100% of your contribution going directly to those in need.”

Thank you for visiting my blog and for all of your comments and feedback. To be honest, 2016 wasn’t a great year for a variety of reasons, but we are very fortunate and are happy to help others in need.

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