On June 5, the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center will celebrate the one hundred, an annual gala honoring 100 people and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer

This year’s celebration includes three individuals chosen for their commitment to helping cancer patients and their families within their communities. All three honorees have taken their personal experiences with the disease and channeled them into foundations and events that have contributed to the fight against cancer in creative, meaningful and impactful ways.

Inspired by the magic tricks his late father taught him when he was a young cancer patient, Chad Juros founded the Spread the Magic Foundation to present lives magic shows to children in clinical settings. cancer center
Chad Juros

Inspired by the magic tricks his late father taught him when he was a young cancer patient, Chad Juros founded the Spread the Magic Foundation to present live magic shows to children in clinical settings.

In honor of an aunt diagnosed with an aggressive adrenal cancer, Ashley Bonner started Dance 4 a Cause to raise funds for related research. cancer center
Ashley Bonner

In honor of an aunt diagnosed with an aggressive adrenal cancer, Ashley Bonner started Dance 4 a Cause to raise funds for related research.

A breast cancer survivor, Tina Capodilupo Journeay has undertaken philanthropic activities that include founding an organization that raises money for cancer research and helps women needing assistance during their cancer treatments.

A breast cancer survivor, Tina Capodilupo Journeay has undertaken philanthropic activities that include founding an organization that raises money for cancer research and to help women needing assistance during their cancer treatments | cancer center
Tina Capodilupo Journeay

Funds raised at the one hundred gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs.

There are a number of ways to support the one hundred and the Mass General Cancer Center. Attend next year’s dinner, ask your company to sponsor the event, make a gift in tribute to a special honoree or nominate your hero for the 2014 one hundred.