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National Foundation for Cancer Research's Fundraiser:

Dave Bjork, NFCR Cancer Research Evangelist

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BENEFITING: National Foundation for Cancer Research

EVENT: Cannons Fighting Cancer

EVENT DATE: Jun 23, 2016

THE STORY:

I’m joining the Boston Cannons Major League Lacrosse team in the #CannonsFightingCancer initiative. The theme of the event is “Unity”, as in we’re all in this together – the Cannons, NFCR, sponsors, survivors, patients, US Lacrosse, youth lacrosse leagues across New England, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Cannons fans, and the business and research communities in Boston, making a difference in funding cancer research. This year the funds raised will go directly to the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Haber, Director of the MGH Cancer Center.

 

I’ve been writing about the promise of liquid biopsy in cancer detection and treatment on my blog for several months http://davebjork.blogspot.com/ and specifically about Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) research being done at MGH, led by Dr. Haber.

 

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) has supported Dr. Haber’s research since 2004. NFCR support had helped lead Dr. Haber’s lab to a strategic relationship with Johnson & Johnson to commercialize his CTC Chip, so I was obviously impressed by his work. Because I have a personal mantra that “It’s about relationships”, it was important for me to meet Dr. Haber to solidify my commitment to raising funds to support his research – and I have met him. So let me tell you that I am equally impressed with Daniel Haber the man. He is a brilliant researcher, passionate about his work, committed to helping save lives, and he is also a really kind, humble, personable man. So I can represent that the funds we will raise to support his work will go to a man that all of us can embrace as sincere and committed to the same cause we all support – early detection and targeted treatment of cancer.

 

This is a very specific research project reviewed by NFCR's Science Advisory Board. All funds raised here will go directly to the Haber Lab in Charlestown, Massachusetts using the Play4theCure platform that insures that 100% of the funds raised go to research.

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To This Fundraiser

$75,160

MONEY RAISED
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  • Arthur Gott

    $50

  • Diane Johnson Flynn

    $100

  • Thomas Fritz

    $10

  • David Eichorn

    $50

  • Lew Sabbag

    $20

  • Adam Kaplan

    $20

  • Eric Diton

    $100

  • Kurt Hogan

    $50

  • Paul Honig

    $500

  • Eric Rossen

    $50

  • Keith Spiro

    $20

  • Anne Deconinck

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Bob Bigelow

    $100

  • Jay Donlin

    $100

  • Stuart Liner

    $2,500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Joyce & Dennis Fiedler

    $100

  • Lara

    $25

  • Maria Castellano-Usery

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Linares Family

    $30

  • Lew Sabbag

     

  • MGH Cancer Center

    $60,000

  • Liam Fitzgerald, The Fist Bump Kid

    $25

  • Susan and Doug Hoff

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • New Balance Foundation

    $10,000

  • Stephen and Linda Ullrich

    $350

  • Steven and Carolyn Kryger

    $100

  • Jeff Lehman

     

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100% Raised of $75,000 Goal

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The Team: $75,160 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Jeff Lehman

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Jeff Lehman

Jeff Lehman

In Memory of Dan Drotar 8 months ago

Steven and Carolyn Kryger

Steven and Carolyn Kryger

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Stephen and Linda Ullrich

Stephen and Linda Ullrich

DONATION: $350

1 year ago

New Balance Foundation

New Balance Foundation

DONATION: $10,000

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Susan and Doug Hoff

Susan and Doug Hoff

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Liam Fitzgerald, The Fist Bump Kid

Liam Fitzgerald, The Fist Bump Kid

DONATION: $25

#BumpOutCancer 1 year ago

MGH Cancer Center

MGH Cancer Center

DONATION: $60,000

1 year ago

Lew Sabbag

Lew Sabbag

Go Dave - Good luck on your mission ! 1 year ago

The Linares Family

The Linares Family

DONATION: $30

1 year ago