MGH Hotline 06.12.09 It can be hard to quantify the emotional impact caregivers, researchers, donors, volunteers and advocates have on cancer patients and their families, but in many ways, the MGH Cancer Center’s the one hundred does just that.
Celebrating the one hundred
It can be hard to quantify the emotional impact caregivers, researchers, donors, volunteers and advocates have on cancer patients and their families, but in many ways, the MGH Cancer Center's the one hundred does just that.
An annual program, the one hundred recognizes 100 individuals or groups who have made a difference in the lives of cancer patients. Patients, families and staff submit nominations, and honorees are selected by a multidisciplinary committee.
June 3 featured two events celebrating this year's the one hundred. A daytime ceremony was held in the Bulfinch Tent, and an evening fundraising dinner took place at the Westin Copley Place featuring keynote speaker Elizabeth Edwards -- breast cancer survivor, author, attorney and wife of former U.S. Senator John Edwards. As one of this year's the one hundred honorees, Edwards discussed her journey with breast cancer, the impact the disease has had on her and her family, and the significance of the many individuals who supported her along the way.
During the daytime event, Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president; Daniel Haber, MD, PhD, director of the Cancer Center; and Bruce Chabner, MD, clinical director of the Cancer Center, congratulated all of the honorees.
Haber discussed the selection of the one hundred. "It's not hard to find 100 spectacular individuals and teams who have touched our Cancer Center in powerful and meaningful ways," he said. "We are blessed with such incredible people who make up and define our center."
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