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The one hundred honoree: Richard Kronish, PhD

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The one hundred honoree: Richard Kronish, PhD

Mass General Giving

Richard Kronish, PhD, (pictured right with Mark Erlich of New England Regional Council of Carpenters) is an accomplished professional and a civic leader. He also is a committed philanthropist for ovarian cancer research.

In June 2002, Richard’s wife Judy lost her battle with ovarian cancer. Since her passing, Richard founded the Research Foundation for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer, with the goal of funding novel ovarian cancer research. The foundation has distributed more than $400,000 to ovarian cancer researchers since its inception in 2002. Richard made this remarkable philanthropic accomplishment possible by aligning his professional network, including the New England Regional Council of Carpenters and the First Trade Union Bank, to join the cause. The council’s annual golf tournament, dedicated to raising funds to support the foundation, is a notable example.

While the foundation’s support is extraordinary, what is most compelling is Richard’s willingness to learn about ovarian cancer research and help those who have been touched by the disease.