On June 8, 2017, Massachusetts General Hospital thanked its dedicated group of fundraisers at A Toast to Our Fundraising Community.
The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres and networking, followed by a short speaking program featuring community fundraiser Joy Greene and her care provider, Jeremy Goverman, MD. Ms. Greene has raised $49,000 in two years to support the Division of Burns at Mass General.
“I wanted to give back to the hospital that saved my life,” Ms. Greene said. “I wanted to work with Dr. Goverman and help with the research to bring the best care for all patients.”
Britain W. Nicholson, MD, senior vice president for Development at Mass General, welcomed attendees and introduced Ms. Greene and Dr. Goverman.
“You, my friends, are giving hope to burn patients and finding cures for challenging diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes and so many others, and for that, we thank you,” Dr. Nicholson said.
Mass General relaunched its community fundraising program in February, 2017. Now known as BeCause: The Mass General Fundraising Community, this group of friends and supporters has raised more than $4 million to support the hospital by organizing and participating in events, social gatherings and online campaigns.
BeCause features a social fundraising website and online toolkit for fundraisers to share their stories. From cancer care to autism awareness, Mass General patients, their families, friends and caregivers have been inspired by their experiences at Mass General and are motivated to take action.