Here are some of my favorite charities. I hope you’ll check them out!
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute located in Boston, Massachusetts, provides expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer.
Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber has been committed to providing cancer patients with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow’s cures through cutting-edge research.
In 2011, the Dana-Farber opened up a beautiful new facility for patients and their families called the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care.
There are many amazing things about the new building including its state of the art medical care facilities, a beautiful healing garden, and a really cool gene display.
The genes are installed on the curved walls on both sides of the hallway connecting the Yawkey Center to the Charles A. Dana building, creating a vivid display illustrating Dana-Farber’s dedication and progress toward treating its patients with the latest in targeted therapies.
Julie’s Family Learning Program
Julie’s is a community-based family support and education program that is committed to the development of strong, stable, healthy family functioning.
Julie’s breaks the cycle of poverty among low-income families by providing services that enable poor, at-risk mothers and their children to transform their lives and become healthy, responsible, successful, and economically self-sufficient members of their communities.
Julie’s has an effective and innovative model with a unique and comprehensive approach to helping families break out of deprivation.
Julie’s has been chosen as a model program by the Massachusetts Department of Education for providing effective adult basic education and family literacy, and was singled out by Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network for their exemplary and unique approach.
This past year, I was honored to co-host the first Julie’s Family bowl-a-thon to raise money for this amazing organization. It was a great time and I hope just the first of many to come!