WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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144 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 6 Dr. Eric Winer addresses the Beyond Boston gathering accompa- nied by (l to r) Dr. Craig Bunnell, Dr. Tari King, and Dr. Ann Partridge C O U R T E S Y O F J O H N D E P U T Y / D A N A - F A R B E R C A N C E R I N S T I T U T E volunteering community service helping out doing our part contributions neighbor to neighbor philanthropy Beyond Boston Wellesley Event Powers Women's Cancer Research C H E R Y L B A L I A N S C A PA R R O T TA writer good works many of us have been to fundraising lunches (or dinners). But did you ever sit across the table from a doctor or a researcher from a hospital to which you made or were thinking of making a donation? And enjoyed an enlightening exchange of information? That's the model of the annual "Beyond Boston" luncheon in Wellesley, which connects those touched by women's cancers to a medical professional at each table. It's a rare chance to have an informal dialogue about the often scary world of the disease, whether it's the latest research, how to find a specialist, or how to get more involved in solutions. This year's luncheon will be held at the Wellesley Country Club November 15, and will mark its eighth year. "I've been coming since this initiative started," says Wellesley resident Pam Martin, one of three co-chairs of the 2016 event. "My mother, Debbie First, is a survivor of ovarian cancer. Dana-Farber saved her life back in 1977." A decade ago, First and several other women

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