Golfing Events Raise Funds for Boston, Worcester Nonprofits
August 22, 2017 The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and two nonprofits based in Worcester, the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester and Matthew 25, recently received nearly $70,000 raised through two golfing events.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Gets $65K via Police Chiefs Association Foundation
The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association Foundation
, a nonprofit based in South Grafton, recently raised $65,409 through its annual Ralph Lepore Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
The foundation said this year's tournament, held Aug. 7 at the Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton, raised $24,000 more than last year, according to a recent report in The Boston Globe.
The funds were donated to the Jimmy Fund
, which supports research at Dana-Farber.
Founded 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised funds to support the fight against cancer in children and adults at Dana-Farber. Einar Gustafson, a 12-year-old patient of Dr. Sidney Farber, founder of the Children's Cancer Research Foundation, later renamed Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and had adopted the name "Jimmy" to protect his privacy.
Dana-Farber treats adult and pediatric cancer patients and is a pioneer and leader in innovative cancer research.
Realtor Association Donates to Two Worcester Nonprofits
The Realtor Association of Central Massachusetts (RACM) last week announced it donated $2,000 to each of two Worcester nonprofits from funds raised via its annual golf tournament, held in June.
Receiving the funds were Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester
, which works in partnership with the faith community to provide shelter and assistance to families with children who are homeless, and Matthew 25
, which provides food and housing relief to people in need.