Tufts Medical Center benefits from the work of a number of organizations that raise money for specific programs or purposes at the hospital. Your support for any of these organizations is greatly appreciated.
Established in 1995 by Boston Bruins legend and National Hockey League Hall-of-Famer, Cam Neely, The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care is dedicated to supporting cancer patients and their families through The Neely House and The Neely Cancer Fund. The Neely House opened in 1997 at Tufts Medical Center and provides a home-away-from-home for cancer patients and their families. The Neely Cancer Fund supports research and the building and renovation of cancer related spaces. To date it has funded the following spaces: The Neely Center for Clinical Cancer Research, The Neely Cell Therapy and Collection Center, The Neely Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, The Neely Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic, The Michael Neely Neuroscience Center, the Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Operating Suite and The Marlene Neely Endoscopy Suite. The Cam Neely Foundation has donated nearly $28 million to Tufts Medical Center since its inception.
The Ace Bailey Children's Foundation is dedicated to supporting programs that ease the strain of hospitalization on infants, children and their families at Floating Hospital for Children. It was established in memory of Garnet "Ace" Bailey, a former Boston Bruins hockey player, who was killed in the tragic events of September 11, 2001. In March 2006 "Ace's Place," the hospital's new play center, opened its doors. The Foundation then supported a renovation project in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Currently, the Foundation is raising funds to bring branches of the “Ace’s Place” play center to the Pediatric Emergency Department at Tufts Medical Center. The two new “Ace’s Place” facilities will provide spaces for children to play during visits to the emergency department.
The Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute at Tufts Medical Center opened in 1981, the nation's first regional trauma center devoted exclusively to children. The KPTI is a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center providing emergency care to children who suffer serious injuries. The KPTI is supported generously through chapters of Kiwanis clubs throughout New England generously support the KPTI.
Cure Breast Cancer License Plate Initiative
The Cure Breast Cancer License Plate Initiative, a volunteer non-profit group, unveiled the first-ever Massachusetts Breast Cancer License Plates on October 31, 2006. All proceeds from plate sales directly benefit The Diane Connolly-Zaniboni Breast Cancer Research Fund at Tufts Medical Center.
The Jennifer Creed Fund
The Jennifer Creed Fund has been helping families cope with the difficulties associated with childhood cancer since 1974. Through generous donations of time and money from individual and corporate sponsors, the Jennifer Creed Fund is able to offset costs for pediatric cancer families at Floating Hospital for Children that are not normally covered by insurance. These needs include parking vouchers, gas cards, T passes, meal vouchers and movie passes, as well as direct financial support around the holidays each year. Learn more
Founded by a retired Boston Police Captain and cancer survivor, Cops for Kids With Cancer raises funds for pediatric cancer patients and their families at Floating Hospital for Children. This vital support assists families with medical bills and other needs while a child undergoes treatment. Comprised of law enforcement officers and friends, the organization also invites patients to tour Boston Harbor each year on the Boston Police boat.