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Caring For A Cure

Caring For A Cure was founded by the nurses of the Mass General Adult Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant program with a goal to improve the journey of patients and families with cancer through research, resources, and awareness.
Caring For A Cure 2019 video.
Caring For A Cure 2019 video.

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Overview

For Patients. For Families. For Research. For a Cure.

Caring For A Cure was founded in 2011 by the nurses of the Adult Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant program at Mass General with a goal to improve the journey of patients and families with cancer through research, resources, and awareness. Since its inception, we have raised over $1,000,000!

The funds raised have been directed to things both big and small – from flying in a bone marrow donor from halfway around the world, to sending caregivers out to dinner, to impromptu celebrations of anniversaries and birthdays unexpectedly spent in the hospital, to making sure new leukemia patients have real tissues.

Our Mission

Our goal to ease the journey and uplift the spirits of our patients and their families through support, connections and research.

  • For Patients - At the core of our mission is our patients. We continuously seek opportunities both small and large to make their journey easier and uplift spirits.
  • For Families - Families support our patients and are incredibly important to us. Recognizing that this is a journey for patients and those who walk beside them, we aim to support and recognize their integral role.
  • For Research - Research leads to innovations that help our patients recover faster and moves us toward a cure. We are incredibly lucky to be based at Mass General, surrounded by an incredible research team both here and across the river.
  • For a Cure - We'd love it if we could play even a small part in curing this disease. We'd happily move on to something else and fundraise for another worthy cause.

Research

Caring For A Cure is supporting the Mass General Cancer Center Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Survivorship program by providing funding to ensure adequate social work resources for the program. Social workers play a critical role in the Mass General Cancer Center BMT Survivorship program including:

  • Conducting a comprehensive psychosocial assessment on transplant survivors
  • Providing supportive counseling for transplant survivors with significant psychological distress
  • Participating in studies of interventions to promote the physical and psychological well-being of caregivers (i.e. family and friends) of transplant survivors
  • Leading educational workshops for patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease

Gives

These are the opportunities that we seek to make the journey easier for our patients and their families. Examples include: necessities like parking, gas, money, help with groceries, fun/respite things like sending a family out to dinner and the movies, spa days, birthday or anniversary celebrations, or a night out in a hotel.


Videos

Learn more about Caring For A Cure's work in these videos.


Upcoming Events

8th Annual Caring For A Cure 5K Run/Walk
November 3, 2019 | Marshfield, MA
Register Here

Young Adult Cooking Class
November 7, 2019 | The Kitchen at Boston Public Market
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Caring For A Cure

Our goal is to ease the journey and uplift the spirits of our patients and their families through support, connections and research.