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Boston Key Gala
Saturday, April 12, 2008; 6 p.m.
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, 138 St. James Ave., Boston

Come be a part of an elegant evening to remember at the historic Fairmont Copley Plaza in the heart of Boston. The evening will feature cocktails, dinner, an exclusive raffle, live auction, and dancing to music by John Keegan and Madhouse. Black tie requested.

All proceeds will go directly to help open the doors of our AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston this fall.

Tables of 10 are available for you, your friends, and your colleagues. To learn more, visit the Key Gala Web site or contact Heidi Leone at 781.314.2607. Sponsorship opportunities are available. We also are seeking donations of raffle and auction items.


Our topping off ceremony was held on Sept. 26, 2007. The photos below show the beam signing and raising in chronological order.

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HL Boston Invitational Sept. 07 Group Shot
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Boston Invitational to benefit The AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston was held at the seaside Kittansett Club in Marion, MA, on Monday, Sept. 24, 2007.
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Pictured at the 2007 Key Gala, from left: Juli Frawley of Wayland, Cindy Lombardo of Wayland, Melanie Kaplan of Sudbury, Susan Burbage of Wayland, and Ronnie Chisolm of Wayland. Kaplan and Burbage co-chaired the event.

Key Gala Raises $420,000 for AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston

American Cancer Society New England Division CEO Don Gudaitis, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, AstraZeneca President and CEO Tony Zook, and Board of Advisors member Joyce Kulhawik celebrated the Hope Lodge groundbreaking on the first day of spring with shovels, hardhats, and daffodils, our flower of hope.

Ceremonial groundbreaking held on March 21, 2007; Mayor Menino welcomes home for cancer patients being treated in Boston

$22 million raised for The AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston, a program of the American Cancer Society. $5 million left to go!

Hope Lodge Boston receives $7 million naming gift from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP  

Second Hope Lodge Boston Invitational golf tournament set for Sept. 24, 2007 at Kittansett Club in Marion, MA 


HL Boston Bubier with sledgehammer
Mrs. Bubier was among those invited to take a symbolic whack at the back wall of the old St. Vincent's Hospital in Boston, the site of our future AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston, during a pregroundbreaking ceremony last December. The Hope Lodge scheduled to open the fall of 2008.









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       Lisa Bubier of Maine

The Bubier family of Monmouth, Maine, was faced with an agonizing decision. Their daughter Rebekah, a freshman at the University of Maine, had been diagnosed with a rare bone cancer near the brain stem. Her doctors recommended proton beam treatment at a Boston hospital — one of only five such facilities in the country. With no place to stay in the Boston area and lacking the funds for a hotel for that period of time, the Bubiers were facing a serious challenge. It was at this point that they learned about the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge in Worcester, Massachusetts. Because the rooms are nearly always booked, the Bubiers were doubtful that they would be accepted, but they were, and Rebekah and her mother moved into the Lodge from May through July 2004. "I found that I could talk to my Hope Lodge family about things that I could never discuss with my real family," says Rebekah, now free of the cancer that had threatened to end life as she and her family had known it.








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