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.