Richard Kronish, PhD
Founder, Charitable Foundation
Richard Kronish, PhD, (pictured right with Mark Erlich of New England Regional Council of Carpenters) is an accomplished professional and a civic leader. He also is a committed philanthropist for ovarian cancer research.
In June 2002, Richard’s wife Judy lost her battle with ovarian cancer. Since her passing, Richard founded the Research Foundation for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer, with the goal of funding novel ovarian cancer research. The foundation has distributed more than $400,000 to ovarian cancer researchers since its inception in 2002. Richard made this remarkable philanthropic accomplishment possible by aligning his professional network, including the New England Regional Council of Carpenters and the First Trade Union Bank, to join the cause. The council’s annual golf tournament, dedicated to raising funds to support the foundation, is a notable example.
While the foundation’s support is extraordinary, what is most compelling is Richard’s willingness to learn about ovarian cancer research and help those who have been touched by the disease.
- Andrea Paciello
- Gordon B. Zacks
- Breast Intentions, Massachusetts Chapter
- Uniting Against Lung Cancer
- Kathleen Quinn, RN, BSN, OCN
- David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
- Joshua Sommer and the Chordoma Foundation
- Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH
- Phyllis McNally
- Kathleen A. Stakes, RN, MS, CPON
- Ashley Bonner
- Julian Adams, PhD
- Michelle Boutin, Karen Ingwersen and Michael Keamy
- Brian N. Napolitano
- Eileen McGuirk’s Flash Mob
- Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD
- Cristina R. Ferrone, MD
- Comprehensive Grammar School Kids Cancer Club
- Yovanny Fana
- Ann Murray Paige
- Jennifer E. D’Alotto, MSW, LCSW
- Julia Hincman-Francavilla, MS, RD, LDN, CSO
- James E. Bradner, MD
- Rhonda McGrail
- Teagan Stedman
- Rose M. Watson
- Ellen Sigal, PhD
- Melissa Skolny, MSHA, Cynthia Miller; Lauren Jammallo; Jean O’Toole, PT, MPH
- Linda J. Verville Cancer Research Foundation
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
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.