As we approach the festivities celebrating our 20th year of fundraising for vital, high-risk breast cancer research at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, we are seeing an overwhelming response to our efforts to cure breast cancer.
Thanks to Jim and Silvia Kyrios, long-time supporters of the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund, we are that much closer to our goal. The Kyrios family just donated $25,000!
For those not familiar with our organization, we are an all-volunteer community of family, friends and colleagues who have been working to fund targeted breast cancer research for 20 years. We have one caveat to our fundraising: 100% of the money we raise has to go directly to research. We do not take one penny off the top for our fundraising, social networking or administrative purposes. That means, when you donate a dollar to the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund $1 goes to research.
Thanks to the Kyrios family, we are now $25,000 closer to a cure!
Please join us Friday, October 16th to celebrate our 20th Anniversary Benefit! Tickets are $250. For more information about our fund or our 20th Anniversary Benefit, contact Missy Cohen-Fyffe at 603-635-9568.
Thanks to the incredible generosity of long-time ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund supporter, Ellen Slater, we have an underwriter for our 20th Anniversary Gala!
Ellen and The Slater Foundation have graciously donated $25,000 to cover the costs of our Gala, enabling us to donate 100% of the money we raise to targeted cancer research at MGH. We are unbelievably grateful to Ellen for all of her support and for her ongoing commitment to the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund.
In just a few short weeks, we’ve received over $30,000 from our amazing third-party donors! The Bass River Tennis Club started us off with a fabulous tennis tournament that netted the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund over $8,000. Then the Pingree Girls’ Hockey Team held a benefit game and raised $2500! Next came the Reading High School Volleyball team. They raised $300! The Women’s Committee of the Meadow Brook Golf Club held their 5th Annual benefit bringing us $13,200! Shortly after, the Sharon Country Club held their 7th Annual golf tournament and raised just under $6,000! We’re looking forward to the September 13th Friends of Reading 8th Annual Tennis Tournament! It’s not only fun, it’s hugely successful!
We are incredibly grateful to all of our third-party donors for their ongoing commitment and generosity.
If you’d like to run a benefit for the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund, let us know! We can supply brochures and goodies for your gift bags! One hundred percent of all money raised goes directly to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. We do not take a penny of your donation for our fundraising or administrative purposes!
We are delighted to announce our 20th Anniversary Gala and 2015 Honoree!
Please join us on Friday, October 16th, for an evening to remember as we honor one of our founding members and selfless 20-year supporter, William F. Leisman, III!
Under Bill’s care, the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund has received countless accolades, and supported revolutionary cancer research that has garnered support from organizations across the country.
We are delighted to be honoring such a dedicated man.
Stay tuned for more details about our fabulous event.
What a fabulous night! More than 200 guests attended the 19th Annual Cards For A Cure benefit honoring Dr. Barbara Smith of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). And the best part? Over $240,000 was raised to benefit targeted breast cancer research programs at the MGH.
In addition to the Man Cave raffle; gaming tables, and silent & live auctions Emceed by Susan Wornick, guests were treated to delicious food; entertainment by DJ Gary Titus, and a whole lot of fun.
If you’d like to order photographs from the night’s festivities, click on the following link. Photographer Dan Pettengill has graciously offered to donate proceeds from the sale of all of the photos. http://new.danpettengillphoto.com/?page=ESSCO-MGH
Dr. Barbara Smith
Silent Auction Tables
The Roulette Table
Don’t miss the 19th Annual Cards For A Cure benefit on Thursday, October 23rd featuring Susan Wornick as our Auctioneer Extraordinaire! In addition to great food, fun gaming tables, fabulous wine, and unique auction items, we’ll be entertained by DJ Gary Titus as we honor one of the world’s most renowned surgeons, Dr. Barbara Lynn Smith.
Festivities begin at 6PM at the Pine Brook Country Club in Weston, MA. Tickets are $150, and 100% of the money raised will go directly to promising breast cancer research at The MGH.
For more information, contact Missy Cohen-Fyffe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Kraft congratulates Susan Wornick’s Mother, Myrna, on Susan’s award as one of the MGH One Hundred.
We were thrilled to attend the MGH One Hundred dinner at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston to celebrate Susan Wornick’s award as a member of the MGH One Hundred. Susan Has worked tirelessly for so many charitable organizations in New England, but holds a special place in our hearts for the enthusiastic work she has done on behalf of our fund.
This year Susan will take the helm of our 19th Annual Benfit, Cards For A Cure. The event will be held at the Pine Brook Country Club in Weston, MA, on Thursday, October 23rd. For more information, contact Missy Cohen-Fyffe at email@example.com.
Thanks to our wonderful photographer, Dan Pettengill, we can share the festivities of our 18th Annual benefit with all of you!
If you’d like to order photos from the event, all proceeds will also benefit our fund! Just click on the link above, and you’ll be ready to go!
Wow! We just received a fabulous $25,000 contribution to the fund from the Slaters! Thank you, Ellen & Ken, for your commitment to the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cance Research Fund and the ground-breaking research we fund! Your support is invaluable!
Following the colossal success of our 2012 benefit where we raised just over $320,000 for cutting-edge breast cancer research at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, we are delighted to announce plans for our 2013 event!
The 18th Annual Cards For A Cure benefit will be held on Thursday, October 17th at the Pine Brook Country Club in Weston, MA. On that night we will honor an inspiring woman, Dr. Lynn Cohen Brennan, whose diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer in late 1993 was the impetus for the fund. This year marks Dr. Brennan’s 20th cancer-free year!
Once again, Susan Wornick of WCVB-TV in Boston has graciously offered to Emcee our benefit and serve as Auctioneer. This marks Susan’s 12th year with the fund!
For more information about the 2013 benefit, to purchase a ticket or to place an ad honoring Dr. Brennan in the evening’s program book, please contact Missy Cohen-Fyffe at firstname.lastname@example.org.