Celebrating A Year of Impact, Progress, and Community

Confetti will soon be flying and toasts will be made as we prepare to ring in the new year. But it wouldn’t be the Family Reach way if we didn’t reflect back on 2019 and share our gratitude with everyone who made these successes possible.

The topic of financial toxicity and cancer patients is finally in the spotlight – but it’s up to all of us to enlighten those discussions and keep pushing solutions forward, just as the Family Reach community has been doing for more than 22 years.

It’s through our partnerships, collaborative advancements, impactful events, and ongoing awareness efforts that we will continue to shed light on the financial barriers of cancer that families across the nation face daily. Thank you for believing in our mission and paving the way for progress.

Take a look at some of our favorite, most poignant moments from 2019 below and know you played a part in making change happen. Cheers to an incredible year!

2019 Spotlights

From Reach Athlete events to #JKBday, we filled our months with memorable and inspired moments! (scroll to view)

New York Times Feature
Making headlines! Family Reach’s white paper was referenced in this article about the cost of cancer and other illnesses.
Boston Marathon Finishers
After months of intense training and fundraising, our inspiring Reach Athletes raised $60,000 and crushed this iconic race!
The Final Oldies Night
Over nearly two decades, this beloved event has raised more than $1.8million and supported 7,036 individuals facing cancer.
Partners with Hilton Hotels
With the goal of giving patients and their families a safe place to heal and easy access to treatment, this partnership provides homes away from home.
Cooking Live Boston with Celebrity Chefs
This annual Boston event raised a record-breaking $540,000! Celebrity chefs, honored families, and generous guests enjoyed an evening filled with kindness and delicious food.
Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon
Did someone say wine? Reach Athletes ventured to Napa to complete this destination race.
Young Professionals Cornhole Tournament
Our Young Professionals Council hosted their first cornhole tournament with help from our partners at Trillium Brewing! They raised more than $5,000 and proudly shared our mission with a new audience.
Night of Wonder
Members from all corners of our community joined us for our 2nd Annual Night of Wonder at the Boston Children’s Museum. Guests learned about our solutions through interactive activities and patient stories.
John Krasinski’s Birthday Campaign
#JKBday was one for the books! Celebrity John Krasinski dedicated his birthday to raising $500,000 for our families in need. More than that, he raised awareness for the financial burdens of cancer.
Record-Breaking Giving Tuesday
Our community and generous donors made this #GivingTuesday a wild success! More than $153,000 was raised to support 204 cancer patients and their families.
Innovating on Financial Toxicity: Imagine Session
Leaders from various industries came together for this think-tank event. Ideas were shared, solutions were advanced, and collaboration was sparked to carry us into the new year!
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Making a lasting impact


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and they raised more than $318k!

Words from families

Autumn K. Dube
Marketing Manager • Family Reach Staff

As Marketing Manager at Family Reach, Autumn ensures brand consistency and oversees all digital marketing campaigns, social media strategy, and influencer relationships. She believes in authentic living, and a combination of hard work and magical thinking.

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