My connection to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute goes back several decades, through three different cancer diagnoses. I started in October 1985 being treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma by Dr. Emil Frei, who quickly brought in to my treatment the redoubtable Dr. Lee Nadler, now an old friend, to whom I will be forever grateful. Through prostate cancer (1999) and kidney cancer (2019), I have always found both the expertise and the friends I needed at Dana-Farber.
But my support and philanthropic activity for Dana-Farber are motivated by more than gratitude and personal experience. Cancer is the health care issue of our time. Our progress is palpable; yet, the road ahead remains long and difficult. Not to be a soldier in this war is to miss out; to ignore the defining health issue of our time is to ignore a key element of our lives. And, this is not a spectator sport.
Please join me, enthusiastically, in supporting The Dana-Farber Campaign to defy cancer.