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

Holiday shopping for a cause.

On Thursday, December 18, our friends at Cambridge Local First will be holding their first Evening of Giving at Salt & Olive in Harvard Square, and they chose us as a beneficiary of proceeds from the event! It’s a great opportunity to do some holiday shopping while supporting a local business and and a good cause.

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Boston Marathon Bound!

We are absolutely thrilled that for the first time, TargetCancer Foundation was awarded numbers for the Boston Marathon!

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Special Benefit Framing Event!

An amazing evening, and a major success.

All of us at TargetCancer Foundation are proud to announce that A Night to TargetCancer: The 5th Annual TargetCancer Foundation Gala raised $160,000 for TargetCancer Foundation! This was by far our biggest and best gala yet, with over 250 people gathering at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge to celebrate our 5th anniversary.

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