On Thursday, March 2, I had the privilege of attending the annual Jimmy Fund Golf Appreciation Night with my colleague, Megan Melville, and Eileen Storz-Salino, from Eaton Vance Management and a member of the Board of Directors of Expect Miracles Foundation.
Jimmy Fund Golf has been raising funds for 34 years for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In 2016, over 160 tournaments nationwide raised a record $7.2 million, bringing the total raised to $112 million. Congratulations to Jimmy Fund Golf - you do a fantastic job!
For the second year-in-a-row, Expect Miracles Foundation topped the Jimmy Fund Golf leader board!
And for the third straight year, we received recognition for having the largest increase in fundraising dollars.
And while recognition and awards are nice, I am most humbled by knowing that Expect Miracles Foundation's supporters have saved lives and brought greater hope and comfort to cancer patients and their families.
What started in 1995 by Frank Strauss (below) as a way to thank and give back to Dana-Farber for saving his mother's life has grown into a movement within the financial services industry to fight cancer that has raised over $13 million.
So I extend my sincere thanks to Frank Strauss for having the vision and desire to make an impact 22 years ago. And I'm tremendously grateful to all the financial firms that sponsor our events and all the wonderfully generous financial industry professionals and friends of the Foundation for their amazing support. These awards are for you! You are #1.