Working Wonders
Thank you for helping us work wonders! Over 850 guests joined us at Working Wonders to celebrate Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children and our three exceptional honorees: Governor Deval Patrick, Allison Hawkes and Frank Chin. Through your generosity, $1M was raised to support compassionate care, groundbreaking research, educating the physicians of tomorrow, and several other areas of great importance to the Medical Center. A special thank you to all of our sponsors, guests, co-chairs, volunteers, and of course, our honorees.
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    Honorees  
       
  Governor Deval Patrick
Governor Deval Patrick
Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership
Deval Patrick was reelected to a second term as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in November 2010, renewing his commitment to expanding opportunity and prosperity in Massachusetts. Governor Patrick's life has charted a path from the South Side of Chicago to the U.S. Justice Department, Fortune 500 boardrooms, and now the Massachusetts State House. In 1994, President Clinton appointed Patrick as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, the nation's top civil rights post.

First elected in 2006 on a platform of hope and change, Governor Patrick entered office propelled by an unprecedented grassroots campaign. Despite a challenging economic environment, the Patrick administration maintained or expanded the state's investment in critical growth sectors while delivering timely budgets and cutting state spending.Governor Patrick funded public education at the highest levels in the history of the Commonwealth. Through targeted initiatives that play to the Commonwealth's unique strengths, like his landmark 10-year, $1 billion program to promote the state's life sciences industry, the Governor has positioned the state as a global leader in biotech, bio pharmaceuticals and IT, and as a national leader in clean energy, including making Massachusetts home to the country's first offshore wind farm.

Governor Patrick committed the state to renewing its aging and neglected infrastructure and oversaw the expansion of affordable health care insurance to over 98% of Massachusetts residents.The Patrick administration also accomplished major reforms that had eluded decades of other elected leadership, reforming the state's pension systems, ethics laws, and transportation bureaucracy.
 
  Allison Hawkes, Cam Neely Award for Courage Recipient
Allison Hawkes
Floating Hospital for Children patient
Cam Neely Award for Courage
Twenty-year-old Allie has been a Floating Hospital for Children patient since she was six years old when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nerve tissue that is most often found in children. After 18 months of an intensive treatment regimen of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery to remove the tumor and multiple stem cell transplants, Allie's cancer went into remission. Her cancer relapsed when she turned 11 and she received a high dose of chemotherapy for the next three and half years, putting her cancer into remission once again. At 16, her cancer relapsed for a second time and through aggressive treatment, Allie was able to beat neuroblastoma for the third time.

In the summer of 2012, Allie was ready to head off to Wheelock College to study early childhood education when she received the devastating news she had a new type of cancer: osteosarcoma, bone cancer, in her leg. Once again, Allie didn't let this diagnosis get the best of her. She spent the last year fighting hard, enduring intensive chemotherapy as well as surgery to remove and replace the cancerous bone in her leg. This fall, Allie started her first year at Wheelock cancer free. She's excited to begin her studies and to dedicate her career to working with children.
 
  Frank Chin, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Frank Chin
Lifetime Achievement Award
Frank Chin is the patriarch of Chinese immigrant advocacy work in Boston's Chinatown. He has had an immeasurable impact on shaping the physical, social, economic and cultural landscape of Chinatown over the years. Known affectionately as “Uncle Frank” within the local and broader community, Mr. Chin was appointed co-chair of a Grievance Task Force established by then Mayor Kevin White in 1969 to highlight community needs. He was instrumental in bringing many issues to the forefront and introducing resources into the community through his activism and outspokenness. The creation of the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center, Asian American Civic Association, South Cove Community Health Center, Pagoda Park, and the annual Chinatown August Moon Festival were all made possible by Mr. Chin's tireless efforts. For nearly five decades, he has advocated for community needs - affordable housing, cleaner and safer streets, small business and economic development, and youth development among others.

For 25 years, Mr. Chin served as purchasing agent for the City of Boston under the administrations of Mayors Kevin White, Raymond Flynn and Thomas Menino. As the unofficial “Mayor of Chinatown,” Mr. Chin has been a vital and influential partner in uniting the local community with Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children and advancing the needs of the Chinatown community.
 
 
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