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The one hundred honoree: Charles “Mickey” Rooney

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The one hundred honoree: Charles “Mickey” Rooney

Mass General Giving

Charles “Mickey” Rooney lost his mother and brother to cancer, and in 2006, his wife Darcy died from the disease. With great personal commitment, he honors his loved ones and continues their battle against cancer. Charles has been donating blood platelets to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for more than 24 years, often up to 24 times per year, and recruits other donors. Since 1983, he has also been riding in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, single-handedly raising more than $140,000 for life-saving cancer research and treatment from his sponsors. And he has convinced friends to join him in the challenging 190-mile fundraiser.

“We at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 104 stand with our brother with admiration and support for his sacrifices and his deep dedication to the fight against cancer,” says his nominator.