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Miracle Makers Leadership Council | Winter 2012

A Message From Frank Strauss

 

On behalf of Expect Miracles Foundation, we want to extend our gratitude and share with you the success of the Miracle Maker Leadership Council's (MMLC) inaugural funding year. Your generosity and participation has created an inspirational avenue of giving which spotlights the financial industry's prominent leadership in the fight against cancer.

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Women's Business Boston: The Power of High Finance in the Fight Against Cancer

Women's Business Boston: The Power of High Finance in the Fight Against Cancer

Q&A with CHRISTINA THIRKELL

 

Christina Thirkell is the executive director of Mutual Funds Against Cancer (MFAC), a leading advocate in the fight against cancer within the mutual fund and financial services industries. The nonprofit began with the goal of raising $4 million for cancer research. While most small charities are struggling in a difficult economy, MFAC is more than doubling its annual growth rate.

 

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MFAC Scores Ace for Cancer Research On and Off the Links

MFAC Scores Ace for Cancer Research On and Off the Links

More than 400 golfers enjoyed a day on the links at the 14th annual Mutual Funds Against Cancer (MFAC) Expect Miracles Golf Classic. Held June 12 at three different courses in Plymouth, Mass., this annual tournament raised more than $825,000 for the Center for Applied Cancer Science (CACS) at Dana-Farber.

 

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Money Management Executive: Impressive Strides by Funds Against Cancer

Money Management Executive: Impressive Strides by Funds Against Cancer

Charitable Group, Having Raised $800,000 Already This Year, Is on $4 Million Track

 

By Esme Nicholson

 

PLYMOUTH, Mass.—The bewildered looks on the faces of young patients in the children’s ward of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute were wrenching enough. For Frank Strauss, who had himself become a parent in 1995 to his first child, Nicole, only three months before, the helplessness etched on their parents’ faces was far worse.

 

Having to walk through this scene every time he went to visit his mother, diagnosed with leukemia at the young age of 54, was devastating. Eventually, though, as Strauss’ mother, Sandra, regained strength—she remains in remission today, as one in three adults who beats the disease—the ordeal became an inspiration.

 

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