Donors Make a Difference

Our donors make a difference.

Over the years, support from our generous donors has enabled the Mass General Cancer Center to push the boundaries of scientific research and transform clinical care. Examples of the initiatives propelled forward by philanthropy include the development of the circulating tumor cell (CTC) chip; the establishment of a groundbreaking center for “first in human” clinical trials of targeted cancer therapies; and the founding of a unique program to provide parenting guidance to cancer patients who have children.

Our donors are passionate about finding new treatments for cancer and improving the experience of patients and their families. Our donors are creative in how they raise money to support a cause that is important to them. Our donors are smart in knowing where their money will have the greatest impact. And our donors are generous in how they give their time, energy and resources.

You can make a difference, and these are stories about donors who are already doing so.  Whether they gave $10 or $10 million, their donations are advancing the fight against cancer and inspiring hope in the cancer community.

Thanks to a $10 million gift from Henri A. Termeer and Belinda A. Herrera-Termeer, Massachusetts General Hospital has built a world-class center dedicated to developing drugs that target genetic weaknesses within tumors to treat many types of cancer.

The all-volunteer Voices of Hope performing group has raised more than $190,000 to support cancer research at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

By holding an annual masquerade ball, a Marstons Mills couple is preserving their late daughters legacy and raising funds to support the Mass General Cancer Center in the fight against melanoma.