Over $240,000 Raised For Breast Cancer Research!

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

Dr. Barbara Smith

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Silent Auction Tables

Silent Auction Tables

The Roulette Table

The Roulette Table

Mark Your Calendars!

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 mcfyffe1@comcast.net.

Susan Wornick Honored at MGH One Hundred For Her Work with ESSCO-MGH!

Robert Kraft congratulates Susan Wornick's Mother, Myrna, on Susan's award as one of the MGH One Hundred.

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 mcfyffe1@comcast.net.

A Fabulous Night!

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!

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Ken and Susan better ESSCO-MGH-2013-0126-5882

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Lynn at Podium ESSCO-MGH-2013-0151-5920

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Sandy and John Gillis winning ESSCO-MGH-2013-0172-5957

Thank You Ellen & Ken Slater!

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!

2013 Cards For A Cure Honoree Announced!

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 mcfyffe1@comcast.net.
Winning feels great!
Billy and Linda at the craps table

2013 Honoree, Dr. Lynn Cohen Brennan with Dr. Kenneth K. Tanabe of MGH and William F. Leisman, III of Leisman Insurance The excitement of winning

Thumbs up, Lori

Stow Women’s Walk Raises over $2400!

Thanks to the fabulous women of Stow, MA, the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund is now $2400 closer to its goal of curing breast cancer!

On June 8th, 2013, the women of the Stow Women’s Walk embarked on their 3rd Annual Benefit Walk for the fund.

Thank you for all of your hard work!

T-Shirts Make Great Holiday Gifts

Order your GAMESETCURE T-shirts today and get a head start on your holiday shopping!  Just click on the link below to access the order form.  All T-Shirts are $30 and proceeds go to the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund!

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Third-Party Fundraising Wrap-Up

What a year!  Our third-party fundraisers have donated over $33,000 to the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund this year, alone!

What’s a third-party fundraiser, you ask?  It’s an organization, outside of our fund, that plans an event for the sole purpose of raising money for us.  For example, the Sharon Country Club, the Meadow Brook Golf Club and the Salem Country Club all hosted golf tournaments and sent the proceeds to us.  The Bass River Tennis club hosted a Ladies’ Night Out tennis tournament to benefit our fund and the Friends of Reading held their 4th Annual ESSCO-MGH tournament and gave us the proceeds.

And there’s more.  This year, Mrs. Mugs – a great store in Sandwich, MA, – raised money for us from the proceeds of their Booby Buoys sales!  A group of women from Stow, MA, ran their 2nd Annual Stow Women’s Walk for us, and Ernst & Young sponsored a Jean’s Day.  Coming up, the Neponset Cafe in Canton, MA, will hold it’s annual Chili Contest for our benefit on November 17th.  We also have Didi Fisher Weinreb designing, producing and selling her GAMESETCURE T-Shirts to benefit the fund.  Get yours by emailing Didi @Didiweinreb@gmail.com.

If you’re interested in running a third-party fundraiser for us, please contact Missy at mcfyffe1@comcast.net, so she can send you goodies for your gift bags and arrange to publicize your event on facebook and on our webpage.  With your help, we can cure breast cancer one third-party benefit at a time.

Didi’s Ts

Are in!  And fabulous!  Scoop yours up today!  Contact Didi at 781-589-9089 or email her at didiweinreb@gmail.com.