Kim Rock, Michael Jones and Tricia Ferguson - Institution for Savings
I work for a great company, the Institution for Savings in Newburyport, Mass. Staffed by wonderful employees and headed by Michael Jones, president; Kim Rock, executive vice president and COO; and Tricia Ferguson, senior vice president of human resources, all of these people made life much more bearable for my family and I during a terrible year.
On March 14, 2011, after my first-ever colonoscopy, my doctor told me I had cancer. Within days, I began a year of treatment that included 33 radiation sessions, 12 hospital stays and five major surgeries. Months after my diagnosis, our family received even worse news: my husband was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
Throughout these ordeals, my bank held my job and provided both short- and long-term benefits. But the support didn’t stop there. The bank gave me transportation services, hired a weekly cleaning service for our home, arranged an in-home manicure and pedicure, and sent groceries, cards and flowers. The tellers took up a collection and gave my husband an iPod he could enjoy during his treatments. At Christmas, my department gave us money to celebrate the holiday with our family.
I returned to work in March 2012. I will be forever grateful for the support, help and kindness my company showed my family and I during such a difficult time.
- Ellin McSweeney
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Jay S. Loeffler, MD, FACR, FASTRO
- Cristina R. Ferrone, MD
- Mara G. Bloom, JD
- The Center for Cancer Risk Assessment Genetic Counselors at Mass General
- Rhonda McGrail
- Mary Philopoulos
- Ashley Bonner
- George R. Lillie, RN
- Julian Adams, PhD
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
- Kate Murphy
- Dorothy Binford
- Sailing Heals
- Lisa Gatti Whelan, RN, BSN
- Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
- Jeff Warren
- Kathy Quinn, RN, BSN, OCN
- Patricia A. Kent, MS, RN, CPNP
- Mary F. Fay, RN, BSN, OCN
- Corey Jacobson
- Edwin K. Lamport
- Moireen and Aaron Ruotsala
- John Murphy
- Farrah Fawcett and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation
- Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD
- Lazarex Foundation
- Lori Grassette
- Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH
- Kathleen A. Stakes, RN, MS, CPON
- Barry Lipsett & Charles River Apparel
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.