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Renewed Commitment. New Hope.

In 2009, TargetCancer Foundation’s first grant of $7,500 was provided to the Center for Molecular Therapeutics at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Today, we are proud to continue our commitment to funding the most innovative rare cancer research as we announce our largest round of grant funding ever- $175,000 in new and impactful grants. Continue reading

Team TCF Runner Profile: Alex Reid

Team TCF Runner Profile: Nicole Garceau

Three Simple Ways To Boost Your Energy This Week

Today we are proud to feature our first guest post from certified Health Coach Jocelyn Kasper, PhD, MPH. Jocelyn has spent 15 years studying cancer biology, nutrition, and epidemiology. She works at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and runs a private practice, Your Nourishing Life, where she helps cancer patients and their loved ones feel their best through nutrition and lifestyle adaptations. We look forward to future contributions from her on the TargetCancer Foundation blog. 

 

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United against rare diseases.

Did you know that in the US, a disease is considered rare if it affects under 200,000 people? “Rare” doesn’t mean much, however,  if you or someone you love is diagnosed a rare disease- you just want to know what to do, which doctor to see, and how to find the best treatment.

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Running against cancer.

For many people Super Bowl Sunday is an unofficial holiday- even if you don’t like the teams (or football for that matter), there’s a good chance that you’ll find yourself somewhere watching the game that Sunday evening. We’ll be doing the same, but our Super Bowl Sunday will have an early start at RACE Cancer Foundation’s Super Sunday 5 race in Cambridge.

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A remarkable year.

As 2014 comes to a close, so does our fifth anniversary year. And what an amazing year it has been! A whirlwind to say the least, but we saw the most significant growth and progress in the history of TargetCancer Foundation.

And there’s no time to rest in year six- our next round of grants will be awarded in January, and we already have events on the calendar for the winter and spring of 2015. But in the meantime, here’s a look back at some of our accomplishments from the past year.

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Presenting the 2015 TCF Boston Marathon Team

It just is what it is.

The following is a guest post by blogger, intern, and friend of TargetCancer Foundation, DJ Webster.

The words, “I have cancer,” are a combination that no family member wants to hear. It immediately arouses countless intense feelings of pain, doubt, fear and helplessness. The only worse combination of words than “I have cancer,” is when it is followed by, “I’m going to die.” Those two small sentences have the ability to change lives immeasurably. While friends and family members will survive the loss of a loved one, they do not escape unscathed. Cancer will test relationships, personal strength and core beliefs. While the cancer may eventually win the physical fight against the patient, it is important to never allow it to prevail emotionally and allow it to ruin relationships, make us weak, and abandon our values. As long as we continue to fight against cancer, it will never win. Continue reading

Not the same old holiday music.

Sick of the same old holiday music year after year? So are we. Lucky for all of us, The Right Track: Tunes to TargetCancer Holiday Edition has arrived once again, with exclusive and hard to find holiday tracks by artists like Bill Janovitz, Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents, The Gravel Pit, and many more. Best of all? Your purchase directly supports TargetCancer Foundation! It’s a holiday win-win.

A few years ago, we were lucky enough to have holiday tracks recorded exclusively for The Right Track. Below, Bill Janovitz talks about the recording sessions for those tracks.  Continue reading