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2016 ESSCO Susan and Lynn 15157017_1199046790142521_6470950839526062441_oThe 2016 Cards For A Cure Benefit raised over $250,000! One hundred percent of the funds raised went directly to the ESSCO-Slater Family Chair in Surgical Oncology.  We are well on our way to reaching our goal of raising $2 million to fund the Chair in its entirety.  Please stay tuned for information on our 2017 Annual Benefit as well as details about our upcoming Community Fundraiser, Take The Lake.

2016 Essco Bill at Podium 15168864_1199046983475835_648553895956312977_o 2016 Essco Ellen Slater and friends 15194486_1199047563475777_878379744379388128_o 2016 Essco Ken at Podium 15194341_1199047283475805_8054909798117226366_o

B-L-A-C-K J-A-C-K! We’re Turning 21!

Looking for a fun way to support cancer research and the talented Chief of Surgical Oncology, Dr. Kenneth K. Tanabe? Then join us for a Casino Night, October 27th at Pine Brook Country Club in Weston, MA!

Play rounds of Black Jack, take your chances at the Roulette Table, and when you feel like winning some VERY attractive auction items, bid, bid, bid!

All proceeds from our 21st Annual Casino Night will benefit the ESSCO-Slater Family Chair in Surgical Oncology.  As always, 100% of the money we raise goes directly to MGH. We don’t take a penny off the top for anything!

To join us, simply register via the link below!

because.massgeneral.org/essco

SAVE THE DATE for our 21st Annual Benefit!

We are delighted to announce that our 21st Annual ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund event will be a Casino Evening on Thursday, October 27th at Pine Brook Country Club in Weston, MA. Details to follow!

20th Anniversary Gala Raises over $250,000!

What a fabulous night! Over 200 guests came out to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, and honor Bill Leisman for his efforts on behalf of the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund.  Thanks to our extraordinary Auctioneer, Susan Wornick, we were able to raise over $250,000 for cancer research!

In addition to meeting our breast cancer endowment goal of $5 million, we also launched our ESSCO-Slater Family Chair in Surgical Oncology. It was a wonderful night!

Pictured below:  Andrew Fyffe, Dr. James Michaelson, Missy Cohen-fyffe; Dr. Kenneth K. Tanabe, chief of Surgical Oncology, Bill Leisman; Susan Wornick, Dr. Peter Slavin, president of MGH and Lori Slavin.

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Ken and Bill

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MGH Recognizes ESSCO-MGH BCRF

Wonderful article by Mass General Hospital about the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund, our Surgical Oncology Chair initiative and our 20th Anniversary Gala!
https://giving.massgeneral.org/essco-cancer-research/

October 16th Gala Schedule

We are excited to announce that our 20th Anniversary Gala is SOLD OUT!

If you missed the opportunity to purchase a ticket, please consider making a donation directly to the fund by clicking on the ‘Donate to the Fund’ link at the top of the page. We wish we could have accommodated more guests, but our function facility is filled to capacity!

For those attending the event, the evening begins at 6:00 PM with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, silent auction tables, our famous Man Cave raffle, and a performance by The Gilded Harps. Dinner will be served at 7:15 PM followed by our Live Auction with Auctioneer Extraodinaire Susan Wornick. The evening will culminate with a performance by the critically acclaimed a cappella group Five O’Clock Shadow!

One hundred percent of the money we raise will go directly to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.

Jim & Silvia Kyrios Donate $25,000!

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.

The Slater Family Donates $25,000!

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.

Third-party Events Raise Over $30,000!

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!

20th Anniversary Gala Announced!

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.