Your Impact: The Society, Fred’s Team, and Virtual Health Education Seminars

Two Fred’s Team runners wearing orange shirts in a crowd

Fred's Team runners being cheered on during the TCS New York City Marathon 2019

Every day, your dollars are accelerating today’s most daring discoveries straight into lifesaving care. Read more to learn about your impact.

The Society’s 2021–2022 Campaign

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering has supported cancer research, patient care, and education at MSK for 75 years. The Society’s 2021–2022 campaign aims to accelerate progress in treating pancreatic cancer, which currently has a five-year survival rate of less than 10%. Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, MD, PhD, Director of the David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research and David M. Rubenstein Chair, is leading a team that investigates strategies to turn the disease into a manageable chronic condition and significantly extend survival. Through its research grants, The Society is helping shape a future in which every type of cancer can be understood and treated.

To learn more about The Society, please visit

The Society of MSK is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to funding breakthrough discoveries that lead to novel treatments, educational programs that train young investigators, and patient-centered initiatives that improve care and ease the burdens cancer places on patients and their families.

Donate to MSK

Support the essential and compassionate work of our doctors, nurses, researchers, and staff. Your gift will empower MSK to ensure that people with cancer have access to world-class care and research.

Upcoming Events at MSK

Fred’s Team

No matter where you live, you can join MSK’s running program, Fred’s Team, to raise money for cancer research and clinical trials at MSK. Register for Fundraise Your Way and participate in any race, such as the 2021 Virtual TCS New York City Marathon, taking place October 23 to November 7, or organize your own event. Every dollar you raise will make a difference for people with cancer worldwide.

Since 1995, Fred’s Team has raised over $90 million to support critical areas of cancer research, including brain, breast, lung, and pediatric cancers. Visit to learn more about ways to get involved.

Virtual Health Education Seminars

Join MSK Giving for a series of virtual seminars this fall to hear from MSK researchers and learn how the generosity of supporters advances our work every day.

To register for any of the following events, please visit

“Breast Cancer” en Español
Victoria Blinder, MD, Medical Oncologist
October 13, 2021, 1:00 p.m.– ET

Cáncer de Mama
Victoria Blinder, MD, Oncóloga Médica
13 de Octubre, 2021, 1:00 p.m.– ET

“Pancreatic Cancer”
Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, MD, PhD, Director of the David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research and David M. Rubenstein Chair
November 10, 2021, 1:00 p.m.– ET

“Cancer Discovery and Translation: Coming Back Stronger Than Ever”
Ross Levine, MD, Chief of the Molecular Cancer Medicine Service and Laurence Joseph Dineen Chair in Leukemia Research
December 8, 2021, 1:00 p.m.– ET

MSK News Fall 2021
Cancer is on the rise in adolescents and young adults. Through a groundbreaking new center, MSK is helping patients like Desiree Allen, diagnosed at 31. Read more about it in the fall issue of MSK News.