Nancy and Richard Kelleher
Bostonians Nancy and Richard (Rick) Kelleher have set their sights on finding a cure for breast cancer. They contribute generously to research at the Mass General Cancer Center and other hospitals with the potential to increase early detection and improve survival rates.
In 2008, Nancy was diagnosed with breast cancer. She credits breakthroughs in research for her early diagnosis, effective treatment and now cancer-free condition. Nancy has made it her business to find out how she can help other patients diagnosed with breast cancer achieve similar outcomes.
The parents of three grown daughters and a son, Nancy and her husband Rick share a passion for finding a cure. Working as national council members with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other organizations on the front line of advancing breast cancer treatment, they have quickly become well-informed, strategic donors whose transformative gifts target the most promising research.
Their support extends beyond financial gifts. The principal and CEO of the Pyramid Hotel Group, Rick is property manager of the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, which frequently hosts major fundraising events for breast cancer. When the couple received the 2011 Boston Humanitarian Award, they spoke of friends who had lost their battle with breast cancer. Rick said, “We are very close to finding a cure for this insidious disease.” Nancy added, “We need to do this for all of our daughters and granddaughters.”
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Melissa Skolny, MSHA, Cynthia Miller; Lauren Jammallo; Jean O’Toole, PT, MPH; and Michelle Specht, MD, Mass General Lymphedema Screening Team
- Comprehensive Grammar School Kids Cancer Club
- Patricia A. Kent, MS, RN, CPNP
- Nancy Lee Harris, MD
- Kim Rock, Michael Jones and Tricia Ferguson – Institution for Savings
- Phyllis McNally
- Tiffany Koolakian, RTT
- Ray Gobbi and Robert Kilroy
- Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH
- Mary F. Fay, RN, BSN, OCN
- St. Mary’s High School Baseball Team
- Edwin K. Lamport
- Sailing Heals
- Andrea Paciello
- Tim Cummings, MSW, LICSW
- Yovanny Fana
- Dorothy Binford
- John Murphy
- Rose M. Watson
- Big Y
- Julian Adams, PhD
- James C. Cusack Jr., MD
- Nancy and Richard Kelleher
- Marla Serwin
- Yi-Bin A. Chen, MD
- Sue de Vries Cancer Foundation
- Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD
- Lisa Gatti Whelan, RN, BSN
- Children’s Tumor Foundation
- Don Francis, RN, BSN
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.