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Caring for Carcinoid Foundation

Free Boston Awareness Weekend

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

I am thrilled about the upcoming free CFCF Boston Awareness Weekend. I can't wait to meet more patients and celebrate and learn with all of you. Please join us for part or all of the weekend.
NOTE: ALL of these events described below are almost sold-out. I urge you to RSVP now if you would like to attend. Call 617-848-3977 now.
FREE Boston Awareness Weekend Hosted by CFCF--
September 11-13: A Weekend of Education and Celebration!
  • Everything is free for all NET patients, their family and friends.
  • CFCF promotes FREE awareness events in order to help emotionally heal, educate, and unite patients, their family, friends, and physicians.
  • Thank you to our sponsors who make these free events possible: Pfizer, Harlequin, Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Endo-Pharmaceuticals, the House of Blues, and, above all, Massachusetts General Hospital. These organizations are truly investing in helping you get well and stay well.
Friday, September 11 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm--
Join author and carcinoid patient Carrie Host for a reading from her extraordinary memoir, "Between Me and the River". Carrie's words will resonate with you.
For more information about Carrie, please visit her website:
I give copies of Carrie's book to doctors, family members and friends so that they will better understand our experience. I keep my copy by my bed--to read her words during times of horrendous pain. Carrie's words will give you hope to endure and the hope of another day.
Where: Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center's peaceful Howard Ulfelder, MD Healing Garden, with its amazing view of Boston.
Drinks and snacks provided courtesy of Harlequin.

Saturday, September 12 from 8am until early afternoon
Join CFCF for an incredible educational opportunity.
National experts in carcinoid and related NETs will speak and answer questions on topics ranging from "Newly diagnosed--what now" to "Surgery--when?".
Please see the CFCF link below for more detailed information and to RSVP.
STARR Center, Charles River Plaza, next to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Lunch, snacks, drinks, notepads and goodie bags provided. No need to bring anything but yourself!
HUGE THANKS to our co-sponsor: the Network for Patients and Families at the MGH Cancer Center. Also, thanks to Pfizer, Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals and Endo Pharamceuticals--all companies that are interested in your cancer and working hard on your behalf.

Saturday, September 12 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and beyond
Where: Private, Members-Only Foundation Room at the House of Blues, Fenway Park.
Celebrate the joy of surviving with your doctors, fellow patients, friends, and family members.
Enjoy free food, free drinks, enter a raffle with an amazing prize, bid at a live auction and silent auction!
Logistics: Free shuttle service from the STARR Center, MGH to the House of Blues and back from 4:45-7:45pm.
Sunday, September 13--morning-early afternoon:
Please join the CFCF Walk Team:
There is a small registration fee and a commitment to raise $200.
All money will benefit the CFCF-funded large-scale carcinoid genome project at Dana-Farber Cancer Center.
Please give yourself the gift of a cure and give back to CFCF. Sign up here:
Walk distances from 1-26.2 miles, all along the famed Boston Marathon Route.
Look for the blue and yellow t-shirts (which you will receive as part of the team).
Celebrate at the end in Copley Plaza with free food, drink, and freebies.
Nancy's Team: I will be sleeping in after the House of Blues festivities. Join my 3 mile walk team at 2pm!

Friday and Saturday's events are at Massachusetts General Hospital, easily reachable by public transportation (commuter rail or the T), by 93, Storrow Drive, etc.
**If anyone attending is willing to pick up fellow patients and/or carpool to reduce costs, please call the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation and put your name on the Carpool List.
**If any patient cannot attend due to transportation difficulties, call the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation. 617-848-3977.