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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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Boston Business Journal: Mutual Support to Battle Cancer

Boston Business Journal: Mutual Support to Battle Cancer

Mutual Funds Against Cancer raised more than $600.000 at its 14th annual Expect Miracles Golf Classic, presented by Interactive Data Corp. Members of the Interactive Date team, shown here with the 2004 and 2007 Boston Red Sox World Series trophies, include Jeff Wilkinson, Ken Starr, Joe Mazalewski, Stuart Clark, Mark Hepsworth, Ray D'Arcy, Jeff Kenney, and Andrew Hajducky.

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