For Immediate Release
Wellesley Resident Sara Frost Azzam Honored by Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
- Named to ‘the one hundred’ for Cancer Philanthropy and Education Activities
Wellesley, MA, May 6, 2021 - Wellesley resident Sara Frost Azzam has been honored for her cancer philanthropy and education activities by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center. Azzam has been named to ‘the one hundred,’ a select group of 100 individuals and groups whose ‘diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer.’
The MGH Cancer Center will formally honor Azzam and other members of ‘the one hundred’ at a June 2, 2021 gala reception and dinner to be held in Boston. Special guest Ted Kennedy, Jr. will be in attendance , as will hospital executives, the local medical community, government officials and business leaders from across the greater Boston area. Among Azzam’s fellow members of ‘the one hundred’ also being saluted at the gala are: The Joe Andruzzi Foundation, Arthur Jones of the Arthur Jones Bone Marrow Donor Initiative and marathoner Bill Rodgers.
The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project (WCPP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that studies the relationship between cancer and the environment in the suburban setting with the goal of reducing health risk factors for the citizens of Wellesley. The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project was founded in 1997 and advocates for public and private policies to reduce cancer risk. Azzam has been an active member of the WCPP since 1999, and in 2003 was named President. She became involved with WCPP because of her parents — her mother is a breast cancer survivor and her father died of multiple myeloma – and because, as a mother of two, she hopes to see cancer eliminated in their lifetime. In her capacity as President of WCPP, Azzam has made many public presentations on possible carcinogens in personal care products. She has also authored numerous articles in The Wellesley Townsman on the subject of chemicals in pesticides, dry-cleaning, water, and personal care products.
Azzam’s commitment to the cancer cause extends beyond public advocacy, to fund-raising for scientific research. She has been an active fundraiser for both multiple myeloma and breast cancer research for many years, and participates every year in the Race for Research for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
A 19-year Wellesley resident, Ms. Azzam is a teacher at Wellesley Middle School.