Wednesday, January 11, 2012

East Boston Family to Present Donation to Boston Medical Center

2011 Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament raised $2,000 for BMC cancer support services

(Boston) – On Thursday, Jan. 12, members of the Anthony Family from East Boston will present a donation to Boston Medical Center (BMC) for its cancer support services. The $2,000 was raised during the two-day East Boston Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament, held in December that featured the high school hockey teams from East Boston, Newton South, Swampscott and a combined St. Clement, Medford-Pope John, Everett team.

The Anthony’s are long-time supporters of BMC and, over the past seven years, have raised more than $20,000 for BMC by hosting numerous events in their community.

Robert Anthony, who is the coach of the East Boston High School hockey team, founded the East Boston Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament in 2006 to increase breast cancer awareness in honor of his wife, Jacki, who is a breast cancer survivor and a patient at BMC. 

Thus far, the funds raised have supported survivorship services at BMC, including funding for mastectomy prostheses and bras for underinsured women.

Another annual event organized by the Anthony family is Strike Out Cancer Baseball Tournament, which raises money for colon cancer research and cancer support services at BMC. This event was established in 2009 by East Boston High School administrator Phil Brangiforte and his wife, Carrie Anthony, who is a colon cancer survivor, a BMC patient and the daughter of Robert and Jacki Anthony.

IMG_1959 (L-R) – Dr. Amy Fallon from Boston Medical Center’s department of hematology and medical oncology and Jacki Anthony.
Dr. Chris Andry presented a letter of thanks from Boston Medical Center (BMC) President and CEO, Kate Walsh, to the Anthony family, who presented a $2,000 donation to BMC from their annual East Boston Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament.  The money will go to BMC’s cancer support services.(L-R): Robert Anthony, Jacki Anthony, Carrie Brangiforte (all from East Boston) and Dr. Chris Andry, executive director of cancer care services at Boston Medical Center