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"grabbed a couple of people who they thought would be good candi- dates to get involved," says Martin. "Their goal was to educate others on all women's cancers." Their nugget of an idea has grown into "Beyond Boston," a power- ful event that brings stakeholders together. In addition to Martin, the 2016 co-chairs are Wellesley residents Carie Capossela and Meredith Beaton Starr. All three have worked tirelessly with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers to con- nect women with drive and resources with researchers in need of "seed money" to advance their cancer investigations. "It's a labor of love and very meaningful to us as co-chairs, because we learn so much, too," says Starr. "As part of the responsibility of being good works "a labor of love" P H O T O S 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 146 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 top: Cancer survivor and Beyond Boston founder Debbie First (left) accompa- nied by her daughter and 2016 Beyond Boston co-chair Pam First Martin bottom: Carie Capossela, a co-chair of the 2016 Beyond Boston luncheon in Wellesley

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