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The one hundred honoree: Janelle Hail

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The one hundred honoree: Janelle Hail

Mass General Giving

At age 34, Janelle Hail was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now a 29-year survivor, Janelle has helped others afflicted with this disease. She is the founder and CEO of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Based near Dallas, her foundation increases awareness of breast cancer through education and provides free mammograms for those in need. Its other initiatives include Beyond the Shock®, a step-by-step multimedia guide to breast cancer, the MyNBCF online community and its self-guided Early Detection Plan.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation has made substantial gifts to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center for the Dana-Farber/Partners Breast and Cervical Screening Collaborative. Its contributions have made free mammography services available to people who otherwise might not have access to this crucial diagnostic test. Janelle has saved and prolonged countless lives through her visionary philanthropy.