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Newton North High School holds a "Be Bold Be Bald" Event

And donates the proceeds to Facing Cancer Together Our special thanks to Newton North High School students and faculty for selecting Facing Cancer Together as their charity of choice to receive a donation of $3042 raised from their “Be Bold Be Bald” event held at Newton North High School on November 2nd. We especially want…

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ELEKTA selects Facing Cancer Together as Charity of Choice for 2012

Elekta Raises $52,200 to Support Individuals with Cancer Massachusetts-based Facing Cancer Together received funds, which will help those diagnosed with the disease BOSTON, October 30 /PRNewswire/ – Elekta activities at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) raised a total of $52,200 for Facing Cancer Together (FCT), a greater-Boston area…

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"Giving Hope" Art Exhibit ~ October 18th from 5:30PM to 8:30PM. Enjoy an evening of art while supporting our programs.

Facing Cancer Together and Conquer Cancer Coalition held our first “Giving Hope” Art Event on October 18th to raise dollars in support of FCT’s support group programs. The evening included the sale and display of various art pieces, live painting demonstrations and a silent auction. We successfully raised $5,000 to help support Facing Cancer Together’s…

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Harriet Berman, 1948-2012

On May 2, 2012, Dr. Harriet Berman, our co-founder and first Executive Director, died of cancer. She was surrounded by her beloved family. Originally diagnosed in 1998 with breast cancer, she was treated successfully, but developed endometrial cancer in 2009. Before she co-founded Facing Cancer Together, Harriet was a leader at The Wellness Community of…

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FCT wins Saul Bernstein Memorial Group Award

On March 9, 2012 Facing Cancer Together was the proud recipient of the 2012 Saul Bernstein Memorial Group Work ‘Agency of the Year Award’ given in recognition of commitment, leadership and excellence in group work. This award was presented at the annual conference of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association for Advancement of Social Work…

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Whole Foods Market 5% Day – Thank You!

Thank you to Whole Foods Market, Newtonville, MA for selecting Facing Cancer Together as the non-profit organization to receive 5% of net sales on February 1, 2012. It was an incredibly successful day.  $5,279.83 was raised to benefit Facing Cancer Together support, wellness and educational services that help individuals facing the challengers of cancer and…

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New Executive Director Joins Facing Cancer Together

Facing Cancer Together (FCT) is pleased to announce that Gail Bork has joined the organization as Executive Director. FCT is a Greater Boston area nonprofit organization that guides and empowers individuals through the challenges of cancer.  Ms. Bork brings extensive experience in cancer education, advocacy and donor relations to Facing Cancer Together. Prior to becoming FCT’s…

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Facing Cancer Together and Thrive Together Merge

Facing Cancer Together announced today that Thrive Together and Facing Cancer Together will be merging. The combined entity will operate as Facing Cancer Together. Thrive will cease to exist as a separate organization in 2012. Given the challenging economic times, the similarities of our missions, and our long history of collaboration, we believe that this…

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FCT and George Santiccioli profiled in the Needham Patch

About four months ago, George Santiccioli, 65, realized he was in what he calls “an odd position.” He was outliving the estimate he’d been given to live based on his diagnosis of advanced metastatic prostate cancer. “I’ve lived longer than I thought I would and now people are telling me I should do survivor-type things,”…

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