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 in Boston.

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.