Boston YPEM Battle of the Bartenders 2024

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Boston YPEM Battle of the Bartenders 2024

On Tuesday, February 27, Boston YPEM held its sold-out Boston YPEM Battle of the Bartenders 2024 event at Savvor Restaurant and Lounge! Members of the YPEM Leadership team and their esteemed guests took turns behind the bar serving up their best drinks and earning tips for Expect Miracles Foundation [EMF].

Together, the incredible bartenders raised $15,700! One hundred percent of net proceeds from this event benefits EMF’s SAMFund Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to young adult cancer survivors and EMF’s Discovery Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Congratulations to Melissa McNeillie, Boston YPEM President, of John Hancock, for being crowned Boston YPEM’s Top Bartender of 2024! Melissa raised nearly $1,800 in tips.

Congratulations to Melissa McNeillie of John Hancock who was crowned Boston YPEM’s Top Bartender of 2024!

EMF would also like to thank and congratulate John Hancock for being the Top Fundraising Firm. Melissa McNeillie and Boston YPEM Leadership Team member Isabelle Ahl, along with their guest bartenders, Andy McFetridge (EMF Board of Directors) and Ricky Cervantes, worked together to raise $5,600!

Boston YPEM Battle of the Bartenders 2024 was a wonderful way to kick of Boston YPEM’s 2024 year of fundraising. Make sure to save the date for the next event, which will be the Impact Networking Night on May 7 at Central Wharf.

Congratulations to the Top Fundraising Firm, John Hancock! From left: Melissa McNeillie, Isabelle Ahl, Ricky Cervantes, and Andy McFetridge.


About YPEM

Young Professional Expect Miracles [YPEM] is a group of the next generation of financial executives (ages 21-39) who are dedicated to advancing the fight against cancer. Members include rising leaders and professionals in the industry who are committed to rallying the financial community and beyond to support the mission of EMF.

With cohorts in Boston and New York City, YPEM provides volunteer opportunities and hosts fundraisers and networking events (both virtual and in person) to bring the young financial community together to make a positive impact in the cancer community.

Please contact Lauren Beimler at with questions about EMF’s Young Professional Expect Miracles program.

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Join us in the fight against cancer and be part of the community that is making miracles happen today. Your donation is an investment in our Innovation and Discovery Funds, which invests in life-saving cancer research, and EMF's SAMFund, which provides financial assistance for young adult cancer survivors.

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Corporate sponsors lead our life-saving mission and gain access to influential business networking opportunities at EMF events, which range from galas to golf tournaments and more. As a sponsor you can cultivate relationships in the financial services industry while having a life-changing impact on the cancer community.