Join us to kick off our fourth year of creating incredible camp experiences for children affected by cancer with delicious food and drinks, a fabulous silent auction, our first-ever Friend For Life award, live music by David Kotler, and gorgeous views of downtown Boston. You'll also get a sneak peek into life at camp when we unveil our brand-new camp video from our 2017 camp session - a week that campers and counselors alike called our "best week ever"!
Hosted by Janet Wu, best known for her many years with 7NBC, published works in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and extensive charity work in the Boston area, this heart-warming event is one you won't want to miss. Best of all, all funds raised through our annual event will help bring even more local childhood cancer patients and survivors to Camp Casco in 2018.
Attendees will join us in honoring our first-ever Friend For Life, an outstanding individual whose efforts have deeply impacted the childhood cancer community. We're thrilled to announce our 2017 Friend For Life is Stephen Sallan, M.D., in recognition of his incredible work progressing the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of pediatric cancer, and a disease which has affected many of our campers.
As a pediatric oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children's Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of Staff Emeritus at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Sallan has dedicated his career to improving long-term outcomes for children and young adults affected by ALL. Dr. Sallan has strived to understand the reasons for disease recurrence and drug resistance, develop new, more specific therapies, especially for the 20% of children whose leukemia is not cured by current therapies, and conduct all such research in the context of diminishing the toxicity of treatment.
Dr. Sallan's work has contributed to improved childhood cancer survival rates, identified more effective, less toxic treatment options for children and young adults, and made important strides in the field of pediatric oncology. We hope you will join us on November 9th to honor Dr. Stephen Sallan's outstanding contributions to our community!
The University of Massachusetts Club is located on the 32nd floor of 1 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108. For assistance finding the Club, please call 617-287-3030.
Guests may park in the 1 Beacon parking garage after 4:00 PM; parking is $8 when you tell the parking attendant that you attended a UMass Club event upon your exit.
The Club is accessible via public transportation:
- 0.6 miles from South Station
- 0.7 miles from North Station
- 0.2 miles from State Street Station (orange line and blue line)
- 0.2 miles from Park Street Station (red line and green line)
- 0.3 miles from Downtown Crossing Station (orange line and red line)
Call a Lyft!
Lyft is our exclusive rideshare partner for the 2017 Campfires & Cocktails! Enter coupon code CASCOGALA for 25% off your ride to or from the event on November 9th.
Thank you to the following sponsors for making Campfires & Cocktails possible! We appreciate your generosity and support of our community.
100% of funds raised through our annual event directly support our annual summer camps and family events throughout the year, creating lasting support networks between families impacted by childhood cancer. Become a sponsor of this fabulous evening, gain recognition for your charitable efforts in the community, and give more local children the gift of camp in 2018.