- Join the Massey Alliance
The Massey Alliance is a group of young professionals who raise awareness of and support for the research, resources and programs at VCU Massey Cancer Center. Through volunteerism, community outreach and fundraising, the Alliance expresses its strong support for the people and programs at Massey.
Since its formation in 2002, the Alliance has evolved into an over 40-member junior board under the Massey Cancer Center Advisory Board, as well as an ever-expanding group of more than 500 volunteers. Through its events, outreach and fundraising, the Alliance forms a foundation of philanthropy, that will benefit Massey Cancer Center for years to come.
To join or to recommend a friend for membership, please complete our Massey Alliance Registration Form. You will receive regular e-mails about volunteer opportunities, special events and updates about Massey and the Alliance. If you have questions, please contact TeamMassey@vcu.edu or visit the Massey Alliance Facebook page.
The Massey Alliance combined fun and philanthropy to raise money, awareness and provide important volunteer support for Massey through:
- Fundraising: The Massey Alliance donates all proceeds from its events throughout the year directly to the Massey Cancer Center.
- Volunteerism: The Massey Alliance Board Members and the Massey Alliance support numerous events benefiting Massey, including the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k, Saks Fifth Avenue “Key to the Cure,” and The Bizarre Bazaar. The Alliance is always looking for passionate and dedicated volunteers; please take a look at our fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities.
- Community outreach: Mosaic of Hope is the the tile-painting project and display for the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and an example of the Alliance’s community spirit. Patients who receive stem cell or bone marrow transplants have the opportunity to paint their own ceramic tile as a reflection of their experience. Tiles are framed and displayed in the unit as a way to honor both the individual and the shared journey of patients and caregivers.
- Community awareness: The members of the Massey Alliance are charged with helping to raise awareness for VCU Massey Cancer Center as an important local and national institution for cancer research and patient care. Alliance members can be found at various events such as the 17th Street Farmer’s Market, throughout the year promoting research and patient care.
- Massey Alliance Events
Throughout the year, the Massey Alliance hosts several events to raise funds and awareness for Massey Cancer Center, as well as provide great networking opportunities for other passionate young professionals in the Richmond area.
Appetizers & Advocacy, Presented by Hunton & Williams
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Meet & Greet
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion
Topic: Breast Cancer Journeys: Detection, Genetics and Survivorship
Lisa Sims, Breast cancer survivor, Advisory Board member
Michelle Logan, Breast cancer awareness advocate, Women & Wellness Luncheon Co-chair, Co-owner, Ta-Ta Topper
Dr. Mary Helen Hackney, VCU Massey Cancer Center medical oncologist, Director of Quality Control and Safety, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care
Free of charge, appetizers will be provided and a cash bar is available for drinks.
Register by Friday, October 14 at https://www.support.vcu.edu/event/appetizersandadvocacy
- Massey Alliance Board Members
2016-2017 Massey Alliance Board Officers
Elizabeth Minter, President
Abbey Withrow, President Elect
Mike Gray, Immediate Past President
Lisa Kurczewski, Outreach Chair
Meg Irvin, Communications Chair
Ryan Gabriel, M.D., Fundraising Chair
Sarah Jenks, Education Chair
Conor Ashby and Anny Irons, Co-Membership Development Chair
Margot McDonald, Secretary
2016-2017 Massey Alliance Board Members
Nicholas S. DeVita
Sarah Boykin Jenks
Philip Vance Matthews
Margot Adams McDonald
Clint A. Nichols
Brantley Blair Scott
Nicholas Jack Shedd
Steven A. Valdez
Michelle Adcock, Massey Cancer Center Development Board Liaison
Lauren Kiger, Massey Cancer Center Development Events Liaison
- Massey Alliance Quick Links
The Massey Alliance serves as a group of dedicated volunteers who share Massey Cancer Center's mission, achievements and upcoming events with their peers. Below are important links to ensure that our members are informed and armed to serve as positive advocates for Massey Cancer Center.
The Massey Alliance Facebook page is the best way to get the most up-to-date information about Massey Alliance events, promotions and news about Massey Cancer Center. Don't forget to use #MasseyAlliance when attending our events!
The Massey Advisory Board Tool Kit is a one-stop-shop for Massey information. From videos to powerpoints to our news and stats, this link provides you with basic Massey background information.
The blog is where you will find great articles on Massey researchers and the impact their work is making in our community and beyond.