How Does Your Gift Help?

What does a gift to the My Giving Helps: The MGH Fund + United Way employee campaign support? From clinical advances at Mass General to helping local families in need, your generosity touches the lives of countless patients and members of our community. Below are stories and videos about how your gifts to the MGH Fund, United Way or both are helping to advance care within our hospital and support vulnerable populations in and around Boston.

Mehmet Toner and Daniel Haber
The MGH Fund: Transforming Ideas into Clinical Realities
It may be only the size of a business card, but researchers believe the CTC-Chip will have an enormous impact on the way cancer is diagnosed and treated. Learn more about this extraordinary technology and how it all started with seed funding from the MGH Fund. Read more

Willie Butler
United Way: Guiding Families toward Brighter Futures
Digging himself out of debt seemed impossible for Willie Butler, a father of five who was laid off 18 months ago. Read how a United Way agency empowered Willie to take control of his finances – and his family’s future. Read more

Mary and John Murphy
The MGH Fund: Revolutionizing Treatment Options
Four years ago, John Murphy was told he had fewer than six months to live. Find out how a clinical trial at Mass General gave him his life back. Read more

Richard Garcia
United Way: Building Healthy Communities
When the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston realized they needed to fill a gap in providing health education and advocacy to young people, they turned to Mass General for help. Learn more about how this partnership is helping teens like Richard Garcia develop healthy habits. Read more

The MGH Fund: Offering Exceptional Care for Exceptional Patients
The Herscot Center – supported in part by the MGH Fund – is one of the few centers in the world that treats patients, like Jacob, who have Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Read more about how Mass General is helping Jacob and his family fight back against this rare disease. Read more

Altia Taylor and children
United Way: Connecting Families with Basic Needs
The death of Altia Taylor’s parents and brother left her struggling to pay funeral costs — expenses that soon rendered Altia and her two children homeless. Learn how United Way and its partner agencies helped Altia find a home for her family. Read more

Bob DiGuardia
The MGH Fund: Changing the Treatment of Chronic Diseases
Bob DiGuardia was facing serious health risks as a result of his type 2 diabetes. Learn how a lifestyle intervention program at Mass General changed Bob’s life. Read more

Tanya Cordero
United Way: Giving Children a Healthy Start
For Tanya Cordero, a young mother living below the poverty line, meeting her baby’s basic needs was a challenge. Find out how United Way is supporting the healthy development of children today and setting them up for success tomorrow. Read more