TCF News

A Marathon Run Against Cholangiocarcinoma

By Karen Dempsey, TargetCancer Foundation Advocacy Council Member

As Lauren Sanford and her fiancé, DJ Webster, plan their upcoming wedding — and their life together — they have much to celebrate. They’re surrounded by the love of good friends and family, and memories of their childhoods in Saugus, Massachusetts, the town where both grew up. Continue reading

Washington DC Recap: ACA Repeal and Its Impact on Cancer Patients

By TargetCancer Foundation Advocacy Council Member DJ Webster

Last Thursday, TargetCancer Foundation traveled to Washington D.C. for the annual in-person meeting of the Deadliest Cancers Coalition, a collaboration of national non-profit organizations that TargetCancer is a member of. The DCC is focused on addressing policy issues related to our nation’s deadliest (or recalcitrant) cancers, defined as those that have five-year survival rates below 50 percent, which includes both esophageal cancer and cholangiocarcinoma. Continue reading

Team TargetCancer Foundation 2017 Runner Profile: Daniel Rothenberg

By TargetCancer Foundation Advocacy Council Member Kim Balkus

Every marathon runner has a unique story. But very few runners not only know how to complete a 26.2 mile run, but also know their way around a scientific laboratory. Expertise in both areas gives Team TargetCancer Foundation member Daniel Rothenberg a unique perspective on the importance of the research funds he is raising through his 2017 marathon run. Continue reading

Looking back at 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, we are proud to look back on an outstanding year of new programs and research success for TargetCancer Foundation. Continue reading

TargetCancer Foundation Gala Spotlight: Leslie Condon

TargetCancer Foundation Gala Spotlight: DJ Webster

Leading up to the 7th Annual TargetCancer Foundation Gala, we will be sharing stories and perspectives on the gala from the many people who make up the TargetCancer Foundation community.

The post below is from DJ Webster, longtime volunteer, intern, and friend of TargetCancer Foundation. Readers may recall DJ’s powerful piece written for the TargetCancer Foundation Blog in 2014. Pictured above are DJ and and his fiancé Lauren at the 2014 TargetCancer Foundation Gala.  Continue reading

TargetCancer Foundation Gala Spotlight: Jamie Dickerson and Zach Fields

Leading up to the 7th Annual TargetCancer Foundation Gala, we will be sharing stories and perspectives on the gala from the many people who make up the TargetCancer Foundation community.

The post below is from Jamie Dickerson and Zach Fields, Project Analysts at the law firm Mintz Levin in Boston. Since the first gala in 2010, the Mintz Levin Project Analyst team has been a critical part of planning each gala, and developing it into the large scale event that it is today. Jamie and Zach are pictured above at the 2015 TargetCancer Foundation Gala.  Continue reading

The TargetCancer Foundation Advocacy Council

We are excited to announce the TargetCancer Foundation Advocacy Council, dedicated to empowering volunteers through increased support of TargetCancer Foundation’s mission including rare cancer awareness, rare cancer research, and patient support. Continue reading

The 7th Annual TargetCancer Foundation Gala

Supporter Spotlight: Care for the Rare

UPDATE! We’re happy to say that the walk was a major success, attracting over 300 people! In addition to the Gold Award project, Natalie raised close to $22,000 for TargetCancer Foundation! Please join us in congratulating Natalie on this amazing accomplishment! You can see pictures from the event here

Written by Karen Dempsey

Eighteen-year-old Natalie Bennett has spent a long time – years – waiting for the right idea to come along for her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. The Gold Award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouts, representing the deepest commitment and dedication to the values of the organization.

When the right idea came, it was, unexpectedly, in the midst of crisis. Continue reading