Dear Billy and the PMC community,
I am delighted to thank you again on behalf of all of us at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for this extraordinary $4 million gift from the PMC riders that includes a generous $1 million match from a passionate PMC rider/donor, to support our Emergency Response Fund. The pace at which you raised this critical unrestricted funding together is simply astonishing and is a direct reflection of the unparalleled commitment for which the PMC family is universally admired. I am overwhelmed with gratitude to each of you for answering the call to help so quickly, and I know everyone at Dana-Farber shares my profound appreciation for your hard work.
At Dana-Farber, the source of our strength has always been our people — from our dedicated frontline staff and investigators to essential partners like the PMC — who do so much to bring a cancer-free future closer by the mile. Yet again, you have proven that no challenge is insurmountable for the committed PMC community, and your pivotal contribution could not have arrived at a more opportune moment. Empowered by these critical resources, our dedicated team is hitting a higher gear in advancing life-changing research — including an ambitious slate of studies aimed at developing new tests and treatments for COVID-19 — while providing personalized care that addresses the comprehensive and swiftly evolving needs of our patients and families amid the current outbreak. Now, more than ever, your philanthropy has a deep and broad impact across our labs and clinics, and I hope you are as proud as we are of the important difference you are making to those we serve.
Please know that our patients believe in you, I believe in you, and we are all so grateful for your commitment to the mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Thank you again for your loyal support, and I will be joining you for the 2020 PMC in whatever form it takes. Until then, best wishes for your continued good health.
Laurie H. Glimcher, MD
President and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute