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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put together a high-powered, but very under- standable program that always involves a patient speaker and something that's going on in the world of women's cancers. We want every woman who leaves the room to be more knowledgeable than when she walked in." "This is different from listening to a lecture over lunch," agrees John Noble, Dana-Farber's senior media relations specialist. "We're so grateful for all the work the Beyond Boston team puts into this initiative every year. With federal government cutbacks, it's getting tougher to fund crucial research." Some of the deep and devastating cut- backs over the past five years include de - clining funds at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which "has a trickle-down effect to research they support, including cancer research," Noble points out. The Beyond Boston event (named for its location in the MetroWest suburbs) gathers more steam each fall, generating more than $1 million thus far for the women's cancers program at Dana-Farber. Specifically, the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers is a place where the world's leading experts in breast and gynecologic cancers can offer women the most leading-edge, advanced care, including innovative therapies that are often available only through clinical trials. "We're very passionate about raising this money to offset cuts in government funding," says Capossela. "Our event is really about individual funding to get their research mov- 149 s u m m e r 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e Carpet • Area Rugs • Stair Runners Family Owned & Operated Since 1928 57 Crawford St., Needham Exit 19B off Route 128 781-444-RUGS NIGOHSIANCARPET.COM Carpet • ugs Area R • Stair R NIGOHSIANCARPET unners Stair R . COM T.

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