Massachusetts

Thank you for visiting the Massachusetts Chapter page, and welcome to our community of volunteers dedicated to the support of patients with pancreatic disease. We invite you to join us at one or more of our local events in support of this cause. Please see below for upcoming activities in your area!

If you would like to become more involved and volunteer in your state, please contact your Chapter Chair (information below).

Chapter Chair
Diane Tonelli
dctonelli@hotmail.com 
Medical Director
Sunil Sheth, MD

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fundraising Events

20th Anniversary Party For A Cure – Boston


Join the Massachusetts Chapter for the 20th Anniversary celebration of the founding of the NPF on Thursday October 19, 2017 from 6:30-9:30 pm, at The Harvard Club located in Back Bay (374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115). On this special occasion we will be honoring:

  • NPF Co-Founder Jane M. Holt with the NPF Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Dr. Sunil G. Sheth of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with the Nobility in Science Award
  • Boston Scientific with the Vision of Hope Award
  • Dr. Ellen Winner with our Compassionate Caregiver Award
  • Adam Barbosa, Eddie Dominguez, Allyson Rabbie, and Ralph E. Sexton with Courage Awards

Please join us on October 19th to support NPF research and its mission to find cures for all pancreatic diseases – cancer (the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the US) and pediatric, acute and chronic pancreas.

Tickets begin at $200.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, October 19th!
For tickets CLICK HERE
For Sponsorship Info CLICK HERE

Strike Out Pancreas Disease in Massachusetts

Join the NPF for an afternoon of bowling and family fun!

Date: Sunday, October 22nd
Time: 2 – 5 pm
Venue: Bowlero Shrewsbury, 405 Boston Turnpike, Route 9 Shrewsbury, MA 01545

The cost is $40 per person. There will be food, raffle items, and a host of other on-site games to help raise money for a cure. If you have any questions please contact Diane at Dctonelli@hotmail.com .

To purchase tickets or make a donation please visit the event page.

 

PAST EVENTS

Living with Pancreatitis: “Strategies to keep control of your Pancreatitis symptoms”
Date: Thursday, September 7th, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm EST
Location: A Greater Boston event, at Whitney Place Community Room, 3 Vision Drive Natick, MA 01760
Experts from the field of Gastroenterology and Pancreatology as well as Patient Advocates will be on hand to share important information and answer your questions about chronic pancreatitis.

Topics:
Pediatric Pancreatitis – Amit Grover, MD
Non-Pharmacological Pain Management – Amit Anand, MD
Nutritional Management of Pancreatitis- Sandra Allonen, RD
Patient Perspective
Panel Q & A Door Prize Drawing
Parking and light refreshments available.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.
To register, please CLICK HERE. 

Falmouth Road Race
Date: August 20, 2017
To inspire, motivate, and support our 13 runners, running on behalf of NPF, please visit the event page!

PEP TALK 3 – Living With Chronic Pancreatitis

To view an archive of this event, please CLICK HERE

Media

Co-Founder Jane Holt discusses NPF Centers in the Boston area and the strides we are making in the treatment of pancreatic diseases.

NPF Centers

NPF Centers focus on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatitis by treating the “whole patient” with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life. To view more information on the criteria to be an approved NPF Center, please click here.

Treatment Centers located in this state are:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue, Dana 501
Boston, MA  02215
617-667-5576
 
Boston Children’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School
300 Longwood Avenue, Hunnewell Ground
Boston, MA 02115
617-355-6058
 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
800-BWH-9999
 
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
877-644-3636
 
UMass Memorial Medical Center
University Campus
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
855-862-7763
 

Photo Gallery of Past Events

Strike Out Pancreatic Disease!
May 3, 2015
Roaring 20s Ball
November 13, 2014