Dana-Farber holiday cards, candles, and ornaments on sale to help fight cancer

September 22, 2009

A festive collection of exclusive holiday cards, candles, and ornaments to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston are now on sale. There are nine different card designs to wish friends, colleagues, and family happy holidays. Highlights include original artwork of New England scenes, as well as New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox-themed designs. Each box costs $25 and includes 20 cards and 21 envelopes. Last year's holiday cards will be sold at special sale prices. New this season are e-cards and customized photo cards that will be produced by Vistaprint.

The 2009 collection also includes two limited-edition Aunt Sadie's candles with specially designed Red Sox and Patriots-themed labels, which burn for over seventy hours. There are two ornaments for sale: one for Sox fans, the other for Patriots enthusiasts. All of these items are $20 each.

Proceeds from sales benefit Dana-Farber through its Jimmy Fund. Visit www.jimmyfund.org/holidaygreetings to view the entire 2009 holiday line and make a purchase. Imprinting of company logos and customized messages are available for inside the cards and on envelopes for an additional fee. Call Monica Zurlinden at(617) 582-7724 to place an imprinting order. Orders will be accepted until January 2009. Starting Nov. 1, the entire collection will be sold in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute lobby at 44 Binney Street in Boston from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Founded in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has been an official charity of the Boston Red Sox since 1953. It supports the fight against cancer at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which is a leading cancer research and care center for adults and children. Unrestricted support from the Jimmy Fund is an integral part of Mission Possible: The Dana-Farber Campaign to Conquer Cancer, a $1 billion capital campaign to accelerate cancer research, speed development of life-saving therapies, and expand the Institute's signature patient- and family-centered care.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.

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