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Dana-Farber Leadership Council

February 2012

Table of Contents:
A Message from your Co-Chairs

On behalf of the entire Dana-Farber Leadership Council and the staff at Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, thank you for making 2011 an incredibly successful year! 

Over the last twelve months you thoughtfully volunteered time, excitedly attended events, and most importantly generously contributed to Dana-Farber's lifesaving mission. As a Council, we welcomed 13 new members and through our collective efforts, raised an astounding $514,000 for research and patient care at Dana-Farber. We continue to raise more and more each year and are proud to have surpassed the half million dollar mark in 2011!

We look forward to celebrating our 2011 successes and sharing our 2012 goals at the Winter Gathering on February 23 at John Hancock.

All the best,

Jeff Goldstein & Russell Norris

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Save the Date

February 23, 2012
DFLC Winter Gathering
6:00–8:30 PM
John Hancock, 601 Congress Street, Boston

Come in from the cold and join us for an evening of networking and inspiration! Our speaker, Karen Matjucha whill share her family's courageous story of their strong relationship with Dana-Farber.

To RSVP, please contact Mark Elbach: 617-632-3612

April 13, 2012

Rally Against CancerSM
Rally Against CancerSM
Rally Against Cancer has quickly become a Fenway Opening Day tradition for Boston Red Sox and Jimmy Fund fans throughout New England. In return for contributing $5 or more to the Jimmy Fund, employees and students can dress for Sox-cess by wearing their Red Sox gear to work or school on April 13, Opening Day at Fenway Park.

To learn more contact Mike DeGuglielmo: 617-632-5548
or visit RallyAgainstCancer.org

April 15, 2012
Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Pasta Party volunteer opportunity
6:30 PM (Various shifts available)
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston

For more information, please contact Brittany Moriarty: 617-632-3492

May 17, 2012
12th Annual Rooftop Reception at Eaton Vance
8:00 PM
Eaton Vance Corporation, Two International Place, Boston

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with Dana-Farber physician-scientists and learn first-hand how their work is changing the future of cancer research and care. 

For more information, please contact Kelly Lauriat: 617-632-4127

June 57, 2012

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® volunteer opportunity
8:00 PM each day (Various shifts available)
City Hall Plaza, Boston

For more information contact Amy Cronin: 617-632-3613

June 20, 2012
Dana-Farber Leadership Council Golf Tournament
1:30 PM Shotgun Start
6:30 PM Reception and Dinner
Granite Links Golf Course, Quincy, Mass.

For more information, please contact Tim Barry: 617-632-6603

September 9, 2012
Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by HyundaiBoston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk
Presented by Hyundai

Marathon route: Hopkinton Boston, Mass.

For more information, please contact Melissa Turetz: 617-632-4062 or visit JimmyFundWalk.org
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By the Numbers
  • 160–Number of Boston-area college and high-school students who worked with Dana-Farber staff in 2011 as part of the Institute's Summer Jobs Student Training Program

  • 5,300–Number of cyclists who participated in this year's Pan-Massachusetts Challenge bike-a-thon, raising $35 million for cancer research and care at Dana-Farber

  • 41–Number of genes that will be scanned for nearly 500 mutations as part of Profile, a new research effort by Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's Hospital

  • 423–Number of faculty members at Dana-Farber who hold one or more advanced degrees (MD, PhD, or both MD and PhD)

  • 1,200–Number of patients seen in an average year in Dana-Farber's Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention

  • 252–Number of registered nurses who staff Dana-Farber's clinics
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New Member Spotlight

J.W. Craig
Place of birth: Staten Island, NY
I attended: Gettysburg College
Currently reside in: Boston, Mass.
Workplace: Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Vice President
Favorite Boston Restaurant: Fiore or Hillstone Restaurant
If I am not working I am most likely: Enjoying a wine tasting, playing a round of golf (what little time the New England weather allows), spending time with my nieces and nephew, and, of course, attending various DFLC events!
I joined DFLC because: My mother received fantastic care at Dana-Farber during her fight. What truly seems to set Dana-Farber apart is, along with the care that patients receive, the courtesies extended to family members are above and beyond. For all that they do, Dana-Farber is a key organization I want to support. Being a member of the Council provides me with a way to contribute and honor my mother's memory, while working with outstanding, enthusiastic people within the Boston community who are dedicated to furthering Dana-Farber's mission and supporting it's phenomenal efforts in cancer care and research.

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Committee Corner

Annual Giving CommitteeCo-chairs: Jeff Beale and Ted Simms
We are excited to report the final results of the 2011 Dana-Farber Leadership Council Annual Fund! We had an incredibly successful year and raised $171,918 to support the Presidential Initiatives Fund at the Institute. This is a 22% increase over last year's revenue. The Annual Giving Committee would like to recognize and thank all Council members listed below for their Annual Fund gifts during the 2011 calendar year.

If you have questions about the DFLC Annual Fund, please contact
Erin Northrop: 617-582-7491

Charles J. Abrams
Kathryn Alexander
John Barnett
Jeffrey P. Beale
Ashley Bessant
Jamie Brown
Mark D. Burkhard
Adrienne Camire
Christopher T. Carlin
Victor W. Chiang
Matthew J. Cohen
Sara E. Cohn
Kevin Costello
Julie A. Crafton
J.W. Craig
Tara DePetrillo
Debra J. Drapalla
Leigh-Ann Durant
Paul D. Enderle
Joseph S. Estock
Stephen H. Faberman, Esq.
Lawrence L. Fahey
Sean Michael Fairley
Andrew Fay
Jeffrey S. Feingold
Trudi Feinstein
Jonathan P. Fine
Amanda Finn
Troy A. Finn
Laura B. Fischman
Kyle M. Geiselman
William M. Gillen
Jeffrey H. Goldstein
Christopher J. Hadley
Richard C. Hagopian
Brian P. Higgins
Barry T. Hynes
Patricia A. Jordano
John K. Kelley
Sean Kelly
Andrew D. Kiley
Kate S. Korzendorfer
Cori Lable
Cynthia Leahy
Bradley A. Lucas
Eric J. Marandett
Richard P. Meagher
Sarah Molloy
Russell D. Norris
Nancy O'Brien
Katherine Rowley
James A. Sadik
Jodie A. & Scott A. Sadowsky
Louise Santosuosso
John Shea
Ted Simms
Adam C. Smith
Kristin Stroker
Amy C. Sullivan
Cornelius J. Sullivan
Ellison Dial Suthoff
Brian A. Taranto
Jason T. Wanatick
James V. Weis
Matthew Witkos
Marc P. Zwetchkenbaum

Golf Committee–Co-chairs: Sean Fairley and Brian Taranto

The Golf Committee is happy to announce the 2012 DFLC Golf Tournament will return to Granite Links in Quincy on June 20, 2012.   Watch your inbox for further details and registration information.
We are pleased to introduce Brian Taranto who will serve as Sean's co-chair in 2012. Brian has been an active member of the Council since joining in 2009, most recently serving as Treasurer of the DFLC Golf Tournament. DFLC members and their employers are encouraged to participate by golfing, sponsoring, donating auction items, or attending the dinner/speaking program. 

For more information or to get involved, please contact Sean Fairley or Brian Taranto.

Outreach CommitteeCo-chairs: Andy Fay and Sarah Molloy
The Outreach Committee welcomed 13 new members in 2011, bringing the total Council membership to 138! Please continue to refer friends and co-workers!

For information about membership or to get more involved with any of the sub-committees please contact Kelly Lauriat: 617-632-4127

Walk CommitteeCo-chairs: Ian McLeod and Paul Quintal
2011 marked the 23rd year for the annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk! On Sunday, September 18, more than 8,500 people and 882 teams from all over the country gathered for the event and raised $7 million to benefit patient care and research at Dana-Farber. The Dana-Farber Leadership Council Walk team, led by Ian McLeod and in partnership with his Walk Committee Co-chair Paul Quintal, had a record year with a total of 15 members who brought in almost $12,000 for the cause!

If you would like to learn more about the DFLC Walk Team and opportunities for involvement, please contact Melissa Turetz: 617-632-4062

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Events in Review

Social Gathering
September 15, 2011

On September 15, more than 70 DFLC members and guests attended the Social Gathering, hosted by DFLC members Debra Drapella and Jeff Beale at Webster Bank. The evening provided an opportunity for prospective DFLC members to network with current members. Thank you to Chuck Winer, a Dana-Farber patient who shared his own personal story, and to all who heard the call to action that evening and made a gift to Dana-Farber–the evening raised more than $35,000! Thank you as well to guests who donated a new DVD for patients to watch during their treatments. 
Fall GatheringSeptember 22, 2011
On September 22, 2011, guests gathered at Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center for the Fall Gathering. Laura MacConaill, PhD, scientific director of the Center for Cancer Genome Discovery, discussed Dana-Farber's new Personalized Cancer Medicine Partnership (PCMP), a collaborative venture between
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. MacConaill shared an overview of how the Center develops new technologies for the analysis of cancer genomes and provides access to these technologies to investigators at Dana-Farber. 

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Dana-Farber in the News

Dana-Farber’s CSO Barrett Rollins, MD, PhD, and Janiana Longtine, MD, of Brigham and Women’s HospitalDana-Farber, Brigham and Women's launch Profile, a large-scale research program to scan tumor formutations, establish extensive genomic database
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital have launched Profile, one of the most comprehensive cancer research studies available to help accelerate the development of personalized treatments for every person with cancer.

The study will provide researchers with one of the world's largest databases of cancer genetic abnormalities. Over time, this growing body of information will help scientists discover more about the genetic causes of cancers and increase the development of new, targeted therapies to treat them. Key leaders of the new genetic-screening research program include Dana-Farber's CSO Barrett Rollins, MD, PhD, and Janiana Longtine, MD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital, pictured above.

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