Lisa ScherberThis year, we proudly honor Lisa Scherber, Director of Patient and Family Programs at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. Affectionately known as “the Play Lady”, she started out as a Jimmy Fund volunteer in 1990 and quickly moved into a fulltime role as Child Life Specialist in 1992. Among her many duties, she focuses on improving patients’ lives, developing events to give the children experiences outside the hospital setting, and organizing fundraisers to support those events.
Read her full Jimmy Fund profile HERE.
Guest Emcee Darcie Fisher
Darcie Fisher spent 13 years at WLVI-TV's "Ten O Clock News". As the station's health reporter, Darcie covered many aspects of health news including numerous stories related directly to the Jimmy Fund Clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She has been recognized for her work with two New England EMMY awards, most recently for "Outstanding Health and Science Reporting" in 2006.
Larry, III and Judith Theriault, Brain Tumor Survivors
Courage, determination and compassion are words that come to mind when thinking about twins Larry and Judith Theriault of Peabody. Now 22 years old, Larry and Judith are living with brain tumors. Diagnosed at 6 months of age and first manifesting optic nerve tumors at age 2 and 3 respectively, Larry and Judith consistently make the most of life despite the challenges that each child faces on a daily basis.