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The one hundred honoree: Sally Waite

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The one hundred honoree: Sally Waite

Mass General Giving

About to embark on the two greatest adventures of her life—the arrival of her first child and the launch of her own business—31-year-old Sally Waite received the shocking news that she had stage IV colon cancer. After being told by doctors that “there was nothing they could do for her” she turned to the Mass General Cancer Center.

Sally put her online jewelry business on hold, delivered her healthy baby boy at eight months, and began an aggressive treatment regimen under the care of David Ryan, MD, chief of Hematology/Oncology and clinical director of the Mass General Cancer Center. Two years, five surgeries and 11 rounds of chemotherapy later, Sally was healthy enough to pick up where she left off. She introduced Sally Jane jewelry in August 2015.

Because of Sally’s brave journey, the company and its signature bee jewelry design have taken on even more meaning and purpose. Each purchase is shipped with an insert encouraging the wearer to “Bee courageous, bee bold, bee a survivor, just bee!” And $1 from every sale is donated to the Mass General Cancer Center to fund immunotherapy research and supportive services, including alternative therapies, provided by The Friends of the Mass General Cancer Center.