It is difficult to find anyone whose life has not been affected by cancer in some way, shape, or form. Millions of families in the United States and around the world experience the terrible shock and sadness when they or a loved or is diagnosed with cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, 8 million people worldwide die of cancer each year and the number of new cases is on the rise. But there is hope! There are tens of millions of cancer survivors and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a world leader in adult and pediatric cancer care and research, is helping to lead the charge to striking out cancer.
On August 15th ACE Embrace once more joined the fight against cancer by participating in the 16th annualWEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, a two-day event at Fenway Park in support of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Over a span of 36 hours and two Boston Red Sox games, the telethon moved listeners with personal stories of courage told by Dana-Farber patients, doctors, researchers and nurses, celebrity guests and athletes, and inspired people worldwide to contribute to the lifesaving mission of making headway towards the next scientific and clinical breakthroughs. In addition to taking part in the 2-day event, ACE Embrace also made a donation of $5,000 towards striking out cancer.
Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has supported the fight against cancer in children and adults at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dana-Farber supports more than 380,000 patient visits a year, is involved in some 700 clinical trials, and is internationally renowned for its blending of research and clinical excellence. This year’s Radio-Telethon raised more than $3.5 million, and since 2002, the event has generated more than $40 million to help raise the chances of survival for cancer patients worldwide.