Posts Tagged ‘breast cancer’

2021 Virtual Armchair Affair

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

For the safety of our fabulous donors and organizers, we’ve gone to a virtual format – again – this year for our fundraising efforts.

Even in these challenging times, we’ve been able to grow our endowments. Thanks to your continued generosity, the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund has raised over $5 million enabling ESSCO-MGH Investigators to perform innovative breast cancer research for years to come. And as of today, we are only $23,000 away from reaching our goal of $2 million to fully fund the ESSCO-Slater Family Endowed Chair in Surgical Oncology.

We hope you’ll help us reach our goal by making a charitable contribution to our endowments. It’s simple and easy, and you can do it without leaving the safety and comfort of your home! Just click on the attached link and choose your method of giving. 

Unique to our funds, every penny we raise goes directly to MGH.

As always, we thank you for your generosity and continued support!

2019 Virtual Armchair Affair

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Join us for our Armchair Affair; a virtual event to raise money for the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund & The ESSCO-Slater Family Endowed Chair in Surgical Oncology.

Without leaving the comfort of your home, you can help us reach our fundraising goals!

Preparations are underway for our 25th Anniversary Gala which will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020. Because we’re working hard to make the 2020 Gala extra special, we are hosting a virtual fundraiser this year.

Without leaving your armchair, you can donate to support the following innovative research programs at MGH:

*Clean surgical margins with the Lumicell Imaging System

*The development of machine learning models to predict recurrence of ductal carcinoma in-situ

*Treating early-stage breast cancer with immunotherapy

*Nipple-sparing mastectomy

*and more.

Click here to make a 100% tax-deductible contribution to the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund and/or The ESSCO-Slater Family Endowed Chair in Surgical Oncology. 100% of the money you donate will go directly to funding vital breast cancer research at the MGH.

Thank you for your continued support!

Celebrate with a 5K on Father’s Day!

Monday, June 4th, 2018

The fabulous folks at Take the Lake 5K are hosting their 19th annual walk/ride/run event to benefit the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund on Sunday, June 17th!  What better way to celebrate Dad then to take him for a family fun time that also benefits a wonderful cause?  We hope you’ll join us for this great day!

Take The Lake 5K – Sunday, June 25th

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Please join us for a fabulous 5K run/walk/bike day on Sunday, June 25th at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA! Proceeds from this fun event will benefit the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund, and you can sign up using the link below.

Take the Lake 5K is an uplifting community event organized as a positive response to the challenges of cancer.  Initiated 18 years ago as a tribute to Wakefield, MA, native Janice Mignosa Frye, Take the Lake 5K raises funds for meaningful and impactful cancer-related non-profits.  This year, Take the Lake 5K is once again donating its proceeds to the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund.

To sign up to participate, please use the link below. For more information, please contact Tom Mignosa at or call 781-640-4920.

SAVE THE DATE for our 21st Annual Benefit!

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

We are delighted to announce that our 21st Annual ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund event will be a Casino Evening on Thursday, October 27th at Pine Brook Country Club in Weston, MA. Details to follow!

Jim & Silvia Kyrios Donate $25,000!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

As we approach the festivities celebrating our 20th year of fundraising for vital, high-risk breast cancer research at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, we are seeing an overwhelming response to our efforts to cure breast cancer.

Thanks to Jim and Silvia Kyrios, long-time supporters of the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund, we are that much closer to our goal. The Kyrios family just donated $25,000!

For those not familiar with our organization, we are an all-volunteer community of family, friends and colleagues who have been working to fund targeted breast cancer research for 20 years. We have one caveat to our fundraising: 100% of the money we raise has to go directly to research. We do not take one penny off the top for our fundraising, social networking or administrative purposes. That means, when you donate a dollar to the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund $1 goes to research.

Thanks to the Kyrios family, we are now $25,000 closer to a cure!

Please join us Friday, October 16th to celebrate our 20th Anniversary Benefit! Tickets are $250. For more information about our fund or our 20th Anniversary Benefit, contact Missy Cohen-Fyffe at 603-635-9568.

Over $240,000 Raised For Breast Cancer Research!

Friday, October 31st, 2014

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.

Dr. Barbara Smith

Dr. Barbara Smith

Low Res Susan and Bill ESSCOMGH2014-0084-1461

Silent Auction Tables

Silent Auction Tables

The Roulette Table

The Roulette Table

Stow Women’s Walk Raises over $2400!

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

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!

Third-Party Fundraising Wrap-Up

Friday, October 26th, 2012

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

If you’re interested in running a third-party fundraiser for us, please contact Missy at, 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.

Honoring Suzanne B. Lowell, Thursday, Oct. 11

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

We are so excited to be honoring such a fabulous woman at this year’s 17th Annual Cards For A Cure benefit!

Suzanne’s efforts to assist women with breast cancer and to promote breast cancer treatment programs in the Boston community are widely respected.  Her dedication to the innovative research programs we fund, coupled with her own personal story, are just some of the reasons she is being honored Thursday night.

For more information about the event, please contact Missy Cohen-Fyffe at or by phone at 603-635-9568.