Jennifer E. D'Alotto, MSW, LCSW
Oncology Clinical Social Worker
Our son, Tommy, is a fantastic student, exceptional athlete and a loving little boy. When he was diagnosed with cancer last March, his message to the world was, “Crush it!”
Oncology Social Worker Jennifer D’Alotto, LCSW, and her wonderful colleagues at the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center at Mass General enabled Tommy to do just that.
After surgeons in Seattle removed Tommy’s tumor, they recommended proton beam radiation at Mass General, where our support, care and treatment were nothing short of spectacular.
Along with Tommy’s radiation oncologist, Torunn Yock, MD, his nurse, Rachel Bolton; and the cadre of therapists who took care of him every day, Jennifer helped Tommy beat cancer in mind, body and spirit.
Jennifer cared for our entire family during Tommy’s three months of treatment. She drew Tommy and his sisters Katie, age 9, and Sydney, age 6, into daily art, music and craft sessions. While making super cool duct-tape wallets surrounded by his family, Tommy felt normal again.
From helping us navigate reimbursement from the Washington State school system to arranging a precious “date day,” Jennifer took care of Tommy’s parents too.
- Jake McGraw and family
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Tiffany Koolakian, RTT
- Ann Murray Paige
- The Center for Cancer Risk Assessment Genetic Counselors at Mass General
- Melissa Skolny, MSHA, Cynthia Miller; Lauren Jammallo; Jean O’Toole, PT, MPH; and Michelle Specht, MD, Mass General Lymphedema Screening Team
- Jennifer E. D’Alotto, MSW, LCSW
- George R. Lillie, RN
- Uniting Against Lung Cancer
- Julian Adams, PhD
- Kevin Campbell
- Dorothy Binford
- Jason Maxwell
- Bruce A. Chabner, MD
- Children’s Tumor Foundation
- Kailie Laflamme, LICSW
- John Murphy
- Tim Cummings, MSW, LICSW
- Moireen and Aaron Ruotsala
- Lisa Gatti Whelan, RN, BSN
- Sailing Heals
- Amy S. Colwell, MD, FACS
- Tristan’s Gift of Hope Foundation
- Pennies from Heaven
- Mary Philopoulos
- Lori Wirth
- David J. Kuter, MD, Dphil
- Patricia A. Kent, MS, RN, CPNP
- Phyllis McNally
- Marla Serwin
- Friends of Jaclyn
- Pamela Manikas Washek
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.