Tuesday, February 23, 2016

MHS Student Council Executive Board Visits Dana Farber

The following update was provided by Student Council President, Caitlin Madeiros:

Over February vacation, a few members of the Student Council Executive Board went to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston for a tour and to learn more about the Jimmy Fund. We learned about the history of the Jimmy Fund as well as the progression of cancer research. It was amazing to see how an organization that started so small in a doctor’s basement could grow into the large well-known organization it is today. On our tour, we learned about many different areas of the hospital and saw all the displays that create an environment of hope instead of the uneasy feeling that often comes with a hospital.  This visit helped put a lot of problems and obstacles in our lives into perspective.