Our Grant History

Where does the money go? GFC makes targeted gifts towards equipment, financial relief, research, staffing, and other various programs to make an immediate tangible impact in the fight against cancer.  To date, we’ve granted over $5 Million to these dynamic causes.
 

2018
$218,000 – Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Cancer Center, funding a nurse navigator, a social worker and additional palliative care services.
$200,000 –
 Team IMPACT, connecting children with college athletic teams, forming lifelong bonds and life changing outcomes.

$90,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute towards glioblastoma research directed by Dr. David Reardon in memory of Dave Hovey and his CRUS11TOUR.
$62,000 – Mass General Hospital – Chelsea renewing funds for a cancer patient navigator position designed to improve access to prevention and treatment in a multi-ethnic community where patients often need help in navigating their healthcare journey.
$50,000 – The Children’s Inn at NIH, providing a family-centered ‘place like home’ offering theraputic, educational and recreational programming.
$50,000 – The SamFund towards assisting young adult cancer survivors with fertility and family planning initiatives.
$35,000 – Mass General Hospital and their satellite locations towards 18 cold cap therapy scholarships, allowing women to retain their hair throughout chemotherapy in honor of Jen Dreyer.
$30,000 – Dr. Richard A. Browning Research Fund at Rhode Island Hospital.
$21,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute towards DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran in memory of Ellie Kavalieros. 
$10,000 – The Jack Lynch Fund at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children.
$25,000 – Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL towards 12 cold cap therapy scholarships, allowing women to retain their hair throughout chemotherapy in honor of Maria Abreu.
$10,000 – Apryle Showers, providing respite getaways for cancer patients in Northeast Florida.
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2017
$275,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute towards glioblastoma research directed by Dr. David Reardon in memory of Dave Hovey and his CRUS11TOUR
$128,000 –
 Family Reach Foundation’s Financial Treatment Project at Tufts Medical Center, providing financial assistance and planning to alleviate the monetary burden of cancer.
$122,000
 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute towards DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran in memory of Ellie Kavalieros. 
$26,200 – Dr. Richard A. Browning Research Fund at Rhode Island Hospital 

$11,100 – The Jack Lynch Fund at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children
$100,000 – Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute towards rhabdomyosarcoma clinical trials and a D300 Drug Printer, reducing drug development time by months.
$50,000 – University of Florida Shands Children’s Hospital towards immunotherapy trails for Ewing’s sarcoma and a UF Golf/GFC patient room in memory of Pete Fox.
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2016
$126,000 –
Mass General Hospital – Chelsea funding a new cancer patient navigator position designed to improve access to cancer prevention and treatment in a multiethnic community where patients often need help in navigating their healthcare journey.
$55,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute towards DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran in memory of Ellie Kavalieros. 
$30,000 – Dr. Richard A. Browning Research Fund at Rhode Island Hospital 
$100,000 – Joe Andruzzi Foundation to provide grants to more than 140 cancer patients and families to help with everyday expenses, including rent, mortgage payments, utility bills and more. 
$110,000
 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute towards glioblastoma research directed by Dr. David Reardon in honor of Dave Hovey and his CRUS11TOUR
$10,000 – Hartford Hospital’s Neurosurgery ICU, allowing patients and their families to be more comfortable in honor of Dave Hovey
$2,500 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute towards DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran in memory of Danny Nickerson
$5,000Pancreatic Cancer Action Network towards research in memory of Robert Fuchs
$225,000MGH Cancer Center towards The Joanne Hill Monahan Cancer Fund, a palliative care initiative directed by Dr. Jennifer Temel to reduce suffering and improve the delivery, experience, and outcomes of cancer care for patients and their families
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2015
$100,000
Boston Children’s Hospital in honor of Kiley Sullivan, adding aveolar rhabdomyosarcoma to the Pediatric Cancer Vulnerability Project to identify drug and gene vulnerabilities that translate into better patient therapies.
$104,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute towards DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran in memory of Ellie Kavalieros
$45,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute towards DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran in memory of Danny Nickerson
$100,000 – The Astra-Zeneca Hope Lodge in Jamaica Plain, providing free housing to cancer patients who are being treated at one of Boston’s hospitals, offering an average savings of $7,000 per person.

$100,000 – The Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod providing much needed palliative and hospice care services to cancer patients and their families
$50,000 – Hockomock Area YMCA – Livestrong at the YMCA to provide the life-changing program to 165 cancer patients
$25,000 – Fisher House Boston, towards housing cancer-fighting veterans and their families while being treated at one of Boston’s hospitals
$10,000 – Family Reach Foundation to provide financial relief to families fighting cancer


2014
$150,000Lowell General Hospital’s Cancer Center to purchase a “PerfectPitch 6 Degrees of Freedom Couch,” a  radiation accessory for their linear accelerator.
$125,000 – Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Hospital Outreach Program & Parent’s COPE Weekend Program
$75,000Mass Eye & Ear to establish “The Kylie McAdams Pediatric Ophthalmology Compassionate Care Fund,” to fund a pediatric child life specialist, and to enhance a pediatric pre-op space with toys and technology.
$50,000 – “PALS” Patient Airlift Service, connecting pilots who donate their time and plane to patients needing transporting for treatment in the Northeast
$18,000 – The Jack Lynch Fund at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children
$26,000 – Dr. Richard A. Browning Research Fund at Rhode Island Hospital

2013
$200,000 – Winchester Hospital Center for Cancer Care‘s STAR Program (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation)
$128,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute supporting the Ellie Kavalieros, DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran
$5,000 – Voices of Hope, raising funds for cancer research through theatrical performances
$1,000 – Lucy’s Love Bus, delivering comfort to children with cancer 
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2012
$200,000 – Rhode Island Hospital to establish the Dr. Richard A. Browning Research Fund $133,335 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute supporting the Ellie Kavalieros DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran
$100,000 – Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Hospital Outreach Program
$25,000 – Family Reach Foundation to provide financial relief to families fighting cancer
$25,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute for Dr. Charles Robert – Pediatric Cancer Research
$10,000 – Hockomock Area YMCA – Livestrong at the YMCA Program  
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2011
$153,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute supporting the Ellie Kavalieros, DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran
$100,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute supporting Ewing Sarcoma Research Directed by Dr. Kim Stegmaier, DFCI
$90,000 – Jordan Hospital to purchase six Dual Channel IV Smart Infusion Pumps
$15,000 – MGH Survivorship Conference Living with Cancer: Navigating the Cancer Journey
$10,000 – The Floating Hospital for Children / Jack Lynch Fund supporting the Pediatric Child Life Specialist Program 
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2010
$100,000 – Camp Sunshine bereavement program to provide emotional support for families of children that lost their battle with cancer
$125,000 – Cape Cod Health and the Clark Cancer Center at Falmouth Hospital to facilitate a new radiation oncology unit  
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2009
$110,000 – The Family Reach Foundation to provide financial assistance and support for families in cancer treatment at MGH
$150,000 – Mass General Hospital PACT Program (Parenting at a Challenging Time) 
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2008
$100,000 – Hasbro Children’s Hospital/Tomorrow Fund Clinic to facilitate a pediatric oncology playroom 
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2007
$75,000 – Floating Hospital for Children to create Jack’s Floating Family Lounge
$150,000 – Mass General Hospital establishing the Joanne Monahan Cancer Fund supporting palliative care research directed by Dr. Jennifer Temel 
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2006
$100,000 – The Cam Neely Foundation for the purchase of a leica microscope and digital recording system for neurosurgery
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2005
$50,000 – Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center towards a blood lab machine 
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2004
$20,000 – The Adele R. Decof Foundation
$10,000 – The Jack Lynch Fund
$10,000 – The Rob Stevens Legacy Scholarship Fund
$10,000 – Susan J. Komen Breast Cancer Research