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The one hundred honoree: Lee Giller

Donor Story

The one hundred honoree: Lee Giller

Mass General Giving

“Four years ago, at age 48, my husband was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer. Seeking the best care, we traveled from Ohio to Massachusetts General Hospital where Lee was operated on by Dr. Barbara Smith and received his treatment plan, including four months of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation back in Ohio.

Thankfully, Lee has been cancer-free since then.

Just six months out of treatment, we and two of our children took part in a three-day, 60-mile walk that benefited Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Since that first walk, Lee and I have participated in seven other 60-mile events across the country, raising more than $100,000 to combat breast cancer. Lee makes himself available to local media for interviews and mentors others with this disease. Committed to fighting breast cancer on behalf of others as well as himself, Lee’s courageous participation and candor has educated people about male breast cancer, possibly saving lives.”

— Kathy Giller