Posts Tagged ‘breast cancer research’

2020 ESSCO-MGH Virtual Armchair Affair!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Join our 2020 ESSCO-MGH Virtual Armchair Affair!

For the safety of our fabulous donors and organizers, we’ve gone to a virtual format – again – this year for our fundraising efforts. The good news is, we have a date on the Pine Brook calendar for our in-person festivities on Cinco de Mayo 2021! So, mark your calendars for an exciting evening of margaritas, mariachi, and Mexicana on May 5, 2021!

Until then, we’d love your 2020 support!

Thanks to the success of our 2019 Virtual Armchair Affair, we’re back at it this year and hope you’ll join us in donating to the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund and/or the ESSCO-Slater Family Endowed Chair in Surgical Oncology when your invite arrives in the mail.

It’s simple and easy, and you can do it without leaving the safety and comfort of your home! Just click on the attached 2020 ESSCO-MGH Virtual Armchair Affair link and choose your method of giving.

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for our festive Cinco de Mayo celebration honoring 27 years of funding research and advancements in cancer research at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA!

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!

Help Us Honor Gretchen Monahan on October 18th!

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Save the date of October 18th for our 23rd Annual Cards for a Cure Benefit honoring the fabulous Gretchen Monahan for her work in support of the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund.  The event will take place at the Pine Brook Country Club in Weston, MA, and will be packed with wonderful people, delicious food, exciting gaming tables, terrific auction items, and your favorite Emcee/Auctioneer, Susan Wornick of WCVB-TV fame.  One hundred percent of everything we raise will go directly to MGH for the purpose of fighting cancer!  Won’t you join us?

For more information about the event or to purchase a ticket, please contact Missy Cohen-Fyffe at mcfyffe1@comcast.net.  Tickets are $250. It’s the best investment you can make! To make a tax-deductible donation, please click the link above. To order a ticket to the event, click here: https://because.massgeneral.org/event/essco-mgh-cards-for-a-cure-23rd-annual-benefit/e184910

See you on October 18th!

20th Anniversary Gala Raises over $250,000!

Friday, October 30th, 2015

What a fabulous night! Over 200 guests came out to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, and honor Bill Leisman for his efforts on behalf of the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund.  Thanks to our extraordinary Auctioneer, Susan Wornick, we were able to raise over $250,000 for cancer research!

In addition to meeting our breast cancer endowment goal of $5 million, we also launched our ESSCO-Slater Family Chair in Surgical Oncology. It was a wonderful night!

Pictured below:  Andrew Fyffe, Dr. James Michaelson, Missy Cohen-fyffe; Dr. Kenneth K. Tanabe, chief of Surgical Oncology, Bill Leisman; Susan Wornick, Dr. Peter Slavin, president of MGH and Lori Slavin.

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Ken and Bill

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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.

Mark Your Calendars!

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Don’t miss the 19th Annual Cards For A Cure benefit on Thursday, October 23rd featuring Susan Wornick as our Auctioneer Extraordinaire! In addition to great food, fun gaming tables, fabulous wine, and unique auction items, we’ll be entertained by DJ Gary Titus as we honor one of the world’s most renowned surgeons, Dr. Barbara Lynn Smith.

Festivities begin at 6PM at the Pine Brook Country Club in Weston, MA. Tickets are $150, and 100% of the money raised will go directly to promising breast cancer research at The MGH.

For more information, contact Missy Cohen-Fyffe at mcfyffe1@comcast.net.

Thank You Ellen & Ken Slater!

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Wow! We just received a fabulous $25,000 contribution to the fund from the Slaters! Thank you, Ellen & Ken, for your commitment to the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cance Research Fund and the ground-breaking research we fund! Your support is invaluable!

2013 Cards For A Cure Honoree Announced!

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Following the colossal success of our 2012 benefit where we raised just over $320,000 for cutting-edge breast cancer research at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, we are delighted to announce plans for our 2013 event!

The 18th Annual Cards For A Cure benefit will be held on Thursday, October 17th at the Pine Brook Country Club in Weston, MA. On that night we will honor an inspiring woman, Dr. Lynn Cohen Brennan, whose diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer in late 1993 was the impetus for the fund. This year marks Dr. Brennan’s 20th cancer-free year!

Once again, Susan Wornick of WCVB-TV in Boston has graciously offered to Emcee our benefit and serve as Auctioneer. This marks Susan’s 12th year with the fund!

For more information about the 2013 benefit, to purchase a ticket or to place an ad honoring Dr. Brennan in the evening’s program book, please contact Missy Cohen-Fyffe at mcfyffe1@comcast.net.
Winning feels great!
Billy and Linda at the craps table

2013 Honoree, Dr. Lynn Cohen Brennan with Dr. Kenneth K. Tanabe of MGH and William F. Leisman, III of Leisman Insurance The excitement of winning

Thumbs up, Lori

We Did It!

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Preliminary figures are in, and it looks like our 16th Annual benefit was our most successful to date!  We raised more than $225,000 and the money is still pouring in.  It’s raining $10s and $20s and then some! 

And the best part?  One hundred percent of the money raised goes directly to breast cancer research.  We don’t take one penny off the top.  How many charities can say that?  And mean it!

Stay tuned for more great news!

October 6th is 16th Annual Benefit!

Thursday, September 29th, 2011


October 6th is right around the corner and it marks the date of our 16th Annual benefit!

Susan Wornick, WCVB-TV, will once again Emcee our event and help us honor two amazing women, Lorraine Salter and Didi Fisher Weinreb.  Both women have done extraordinary work on behalf of the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund while undergoing treatment at the MGH. Both will be speaking at the event, which includes a Casino Night of gaming, silent and live auctions and much more.

If you don’t have tickets for this fabulous evening at the Pine Brook Country Club in Weston, MA, email Missy at mcfyffe1@comcast.net to get yours! Tickets are $150 each and 100% of the money goes to breast cancer research.  Seriously! One hundred percent of the money we raise goes directly to research.  We don’t take a penny off the top!

So, grab your tickets, take a roll of the dice and meet some amazing people!  It’s a night you can bet on!