Fundraise.com Congratulates The Green Mountain Wireless Open
Monday marked the 7th Annual Green Mountain Wireless Open, started by Catherine Drouin in memory of her father, Wallace E. Andreson Jr., who lost his battle to cancer on March 23, 1999 and her Mother, Renee Andreson, who underwent treatment in February 2003 at Dana Farber Cancer Institute for stage IV throat cancer.
The annual golf tournament benefits the Jimmy Fund, Dana Farber’s principal fundraising arm that supports the lifesaving work at DFCI. Dana-Farber is one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation, providing expert compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases.
Catherine credits Dana Farber for saving her mother’s life. “She was at Stage IV throat cancer, and she was not in good health at all,” says Catherine. “We met with Dr. Marshall R. Posner who recommended a new cancer treatment program called inductive chemotherapy, a clinical trial. Although my Mom was not the best candidate for inductive chemotherapy, Dr. Posner fought for my Mom and convinced his colleagues to let her into the clinical trial… Thanks to Dana Farber’s research and Dr. Posner’s compassion, I am still enjoying my Mom who has been cancer free since September 2003.”
Dana-Farber is transforming scientific discoveries into innovative therapies for patients around the world and designing programs that promote public health, particularly among high-risk and underserved populations.
Fundraise.com would like to congratulate Catherine and her golfers who raised over $38,000 for Dana Farber Cancer Institute – a 22% increase in dollars raised and a 50% increase in sponsorship dollars from last year!