Sunday, June 16, 2024

From the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, May 30: Four Cantabrigians were among those honored in May in the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s annual celebration of people and organizations nationwide active in the fight against cancer.

This seventh annual hospital event, called the one hundred, whittled down a list of nearly 1,000 nominees – then brought together roughly that number for a June 10 gala was held at the Westin Boston Waterfront for a sold-out event with actors Valerie Harper, Matt Damon and Chris Cooper and a special live performance from “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips in tribute to the honorees.

The Cambridge honorees were:

Dr. Amir FathiDr. Amir Fathi, a medical oncologist in the Mass General Cancer Center.


Dr. Joseph GreerDr. Joseph Greer, associate director of the Cancer Outcomes Research Program at the MGH Cancer Center.


Andrew Myerson and Julie Anne Kelly of Haymakers for HopeAndrew Myerson who, with Julie Anne Kelly, started Haymakers for Hope, a boxing-based charity that has raised more than $2 million for hospitals’ cancer programs and research facilities.


Dr. David RosenthalDr. David Rosenthal, senior physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, for more than 20 years director and chief executive of Harvard University Health Services and a past president of the American Cancer Society who in 2008 was the instrumental in bringing an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge to Boston.