Save the Date!
Spring 2017 Event
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 PM
at Mintz Levin
41st Floor - One Financial Center, Boston, MA
Individual Tickets $125
For information about sponsorships or questions, please contact
Nancy Farrell at NFarrell50@gmail.com
First Meeting of the MA Ovarian Cancer Commission
Cronin Foundation President Nancy Farrell presented to the first meeting of the MA Ovarian Cancer Commission on October 4. She shared the history of the Foundation with Commission members, along with the organization’s mission to support women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Because the Commission is charged with recommending ways to address unmet needs, she also provided a list of recommendations for Commission members to consider, citing the that in the Commonwealth, we:
- Need more research: to encourage a public/private partnership model to develop a diagnostic test; and to encourage young scientists to stay in the field
- Need more effective treatments
- Need more information, facts, awareness to ensure that women are diagnosed EARLY
- Need general education and better education of primary care physicians
- Need to support women who are diagnosed – support multiple types of therapies
- Continue the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign each fall and run the PSA’s: https://www.youtube.com/user/MAOCACoaltion
- Bend the curve – save lives
Here is the Commission’s charge from the Legislature:
The Commission is expected to study and report on the following: (i) establishing a mechanism to ascertain the prevalence of ovarian cancer in the commonwealth and, to the extent possible, collecting statistics relative to the timing of diagnosis and risk factors associated with ovarian cancer; (ii) determining how to best effectuate early diagnosis and treatment for ovarian cancer patients; (iii) determining any unmet needs of persons with ovarian cancer and those of their families; and (iv) providing recommendations for additional legislation, support programs and resources necessary to meet the unmet needs of persons with ovarian cancer and their families.
14th Anniversary Celebration
Please join the Cronin Foundation as we mark our 14th Anniversary Celebration and honor “Pat’s Friends” – Marylou Sudders, Secretary of the MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and you, our friends and supporters.
November 17, 2015
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Scollay Square, 21 Beacon Street, Boston
Emcee, Former Senate President Therese Murray
Cocktails/Hors d’oeuvres/Awards and Auction
Tickets are $125
For more information, contact Nancy Farrell, 617-357-5772 R.S.V.P by November 13, 2015 by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cronin Foundation Supports Ovarian Cancer Coalition Campaign
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, and the Cronin Foundation has joined with the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Dana-Farber Brigham and Women's Cancer Center to reach out across Massachusetts to provide information to women and their families about ovarian cancer. Please visit our coalition website to learn more about the campaign and share information with your family or at your workplace: www.overiancancerawareness.org.
Get the Facts, Recognize the Signs.
2014 Grant Applications
Grant Applications are due to the Foundation by October 31, 2014, for the current cycle. You can mail applications to the Foundation at PO Box 101, Quincy, MA 02170. Grants and inquiries can also be emailed to CroninFoundation@gmail.com.
Past News and Events
Foundation Announces 11th Anniversary Event
November 14, 2012, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Scollay Square, 21 Beacon St., Boston
Honoring Representative Pat Haddad and Bob Sheridan, President, SBLI
for their work on Ovarian Cancer prevention and awareness.
Foundation Participates in 2012 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
The Cronin Foundation partnered with the Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and the MA Department of Public Health on the 9th Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign during September. Outreach included a new Public Service Announcement (PSA), which appeared statewide; a banner on the State House with information about our updated website; and a webcast with stories, symptoms and treatment information provided by the coalition members. You can view the PSA and the archived webcast at www.ovariancancerawareness.org.
Latoyia Edwards, NECN, moderated a webcast discussion on ovarian cancer. Here she interviews Dr. Ursula Matulonis, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women's Cancer Center.