About us

Our Organization

Aid For Cancer Research is a group of women from the greater Boston area who know through experience that dedication is worth more than numbers. One hundred percent volunteer, Aid For Cancer Research is not affiliated with any large organization. As a result of its members’ tireless efforts, Aid For Cancer Research has raised millions of dollars to support vital research programs and medical grants in its 65 plus years of existence. 

The unique contribution of Aid For Cancer Research to the medical community is its ability to respond quickly to urgent and immediate needs for equipment, a laboratory, or a fellowship; something unmatched by any government or private agency.


  • 100% volunteer membership
  • Supporting major cancer research initiatives in Massachusetts
  • Ability to respond quickly for funding


President – Carol Ann Epstein

Vice President – Susan Kohen

Vice President – Lynne Segill

Vice President – June Weinberg

Treasurer – Debbie Sheldon

Recording Secretary – Karen Evans

Cheryl Bloom

Janice G. Hurwitz
Elaine Klubock
Sara Davies Lepie
Jamie Marks
Ruth Freedman
Naomi Grossman Wainer