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The one hundred honoree: The Bandanza Family

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The one hundred honoree: The Bandanza Family

Mass General Giving

Owners of Kerivan-Lane, Suzanne Bandanza, Chris Lane and Jack Lane, have mobilized customers, vendors, friends and family in support of Mass General’s cancer research and care.

Mass General oncologist Donald Kaufman, MD, asked one simple question to Suzanne’s husband, Jim, during a routine follow-up appointment: “Would you consider getting involved in the one hundred?” Cancer-free and aware of the need for volunteers, Suzanne and Jim were motivated to make that crucial first step to get involved.

The Bandanzas have been members of the one hundred committee for the past seven years, and have actively recruited members of the Kerivan-Lane community to support the Mass General Cancer Center since 2009. Kerivan-Lane was founded by Suzanne’s father, John R. Lane, who was an avid supporter of Mass General. It was a natural progression for Kerivan-Lane to become involved. Suzanne’s brother and Kerivan-Lane President, Christopher Lane, joined her in meetings, recruited other employees, and created plans to support the one hundred.

“We want people to know there is a need. In order to keep the best researchers and doctors here, you have to get involved and raise funds for research and patient care,” Suzanne says. Additionally, she continues to explore ways that her family and associates can further their commitment to Mass General. In particular, she places special focus on the younger members of her circle: “Engaging the next generation is of the utmost importance to me.”