the one hundred gala

Created and supported by the Mass General Cancer Center, the one hundred honors 100 Everyday Amazing individuals and groups each year who are changing how we fight cancer. Their commitment inspires us all to take action.

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2016 Event Committee

Rosie and Larry Renfro

Vice Chairs
Sandra and John Gillis

Honorary Chairs
Marianne Leone Cooper and Chris Cooper
Vicary Graham
Terry and Tom Hamilton
Patti and Jonathan Kraft
Susan and Jay Monahan
Belinda and Henri Termeer

Chris Coburn
Kathleen Corsi and Mark Cosby
Jessica Crimmins
Anthony J. DeVito
Maggie Driscoll-Conole
Karl Feitelberg
Ashley and Ari Haseotes
Don Hause
Chris Hessler
Margaret Higgins and Jeff Peterson
Melanie and Jeffrey Johnson
Nancy and Richard Kelleher
Reid Maclellan, MD
Isaac Mann and Tim Quinn
Matthew Powers
Ute and Patrick Prevost
Mark Rabbe
Jean Raymond
Jordan Rich
Peggy Scott
John Udelson
Alison Bibbins Ward

the one hundred 2016

The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center raised nearly $1.8 million at its ninth annual gala, the one hundred, at the Westin Boston Waterfront on May 24, 2016. The event honors 100 individuals and groups whose commitment to the fight against cancer inspires us all to take action. Funds raised are critical for continued momentum in both cancer research and patient care.

After a moving introduction from Jack Connors, former chairman of Partners HealthCare, special guest Dr. Jill Biden, second lady of the United States, gave an impassioned and heartfelt speech about the mission she and her husband, Vice President Joe Biden, have embarked on to infuse the research community with a “moonshot” vision to eradicate cancer.

Another honoree who addressed the crowd was New England Patriots player Nate Solder, a testicular cancer survivor who was successfully cared for at the Mass General Cancer Center. Solder and his family are once again waging a battle against cancer as his 10-month-old son Hudson is being treated for a rare kidney cancer.

Throughout the evening, video vignettes told the stories of honorees. (Read the whole story.)

Below, view more honoree stories.

Celebrate hope. Inspire action. Change how we fight cancer, together.