In September 2012, John Henry and Linda Pizzuti Henry, honorary co-chairs of the $1.5 billion Campaign for the Third Century of MGH Medicine, hosted more than 400 key supporters at their Brookline home. The evening reception paid tribute to philanthropy’s key roll in advancing health care.
In addition to the Henrys, remarks were given by Cathy E. Minehan, chair of the Board of Trustees, James I. Cash Jr., PhD, honorary trustee, Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president and Henri A. Termeer, trustee, and his wife, Belinda A. Herrera-Termeer, a director on the Cancer Center Leadership Council.
“Philanthropy launched Mass General,” Dr. Slavin told those gathered, adding that “it enables our present, and without question, it will define our future. Tonight, we celebrate you, and your generosity in helping your fellow human being in need.”
Guests enjoyed a performance by Broadway actress Mary Faber, who sang as a thank you to her surgeon, Steven M. Zeitels, MD, chief of Mass General’s Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation.
Another highlight was a video showcasing exceptional work in research and care at Mass General, including two programs championed by the Henry’s during the campaign: the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and the Red Sox Foundation and Mass General Hospital Home Base Program. Benson-Henry focuses on the connection between the mind and body and the benefits of learning self-care practices. Home Base provides much needed care, support and services for war veterans and their families.