Ann Murray Paige
Initially diagnosed with breast cancer at age 37, Ann Murray Paige has fought back with character and imagination.
Ann is the charismatic subject of “The Breast Cancer Diaries,” a documentary that won multiple awards for its unsparing, funny and inspiring portrayal of a young woman undergoing a life-changing cancer diagnosis and treatment. A mother of two young children, Ann addresses their fears and concerns while dealing with her own.
When cancer returned seven years later, Ann published a sequel of sorts, “Pink Tips: Breast Cancer Advice from Somebody Who’s Been There,” a book in which she reflects on 50 things that got her through the worst year of her life. Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute says, “This book isn’t just for breast cancer patients, it’s for anyone going through anything tough in life.”
Ann’s blog “projectpinkdiary” has a worldwide following and her latest project, a one-woman stage production entitled “In the Pink,” is bringing her wit and wisdom to live audiences.
“Ann’s way of coping with cancer is to take action,” writes Lorraine Walsh, RN. “Ann is an inspiration to all who have the pleasure of knowing her, in person or through her book, blog or film.”
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Kailie Laflamme, LICSW
- Friends of Jaclyn
- Chad Juros
- Marla Serwin
- Tiffany Koolakian, RTT
- Tina Capodilupo Journeay
- Kathy Quinn, RN, BSN, OCN
- Nicole McNerney
- Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
- Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH
- George R. Lillie, RN
- Tim Cummings, MSW, LICSW
- Amy S. Colwell, MD, FACS
- Jason Maxwell
- Dorothy Binford
- St. Mary’s High School Baseball Team
- Corey Jacobson
- Jennifer E. D’Alotto, MSW, LCSW
- Sandra Creamer, RN, OCN, NP, PhD
- Farrah Fawcett and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation
- Michelle Boutin, Karen Ingwersen, RN, and Michael Keamy
- Mara G. Bloom, JD
- Mary Philopoulos
- The Center for Cancer Risk Assessment Genetic Counselors at Mass General
- Lazarex Foundation
- Children’s Tumor Foundation
- Kate Murphy
- Yi-Bin A. Chen, MD
- Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats
- Douglas J. Mathisen, MD
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.