About the Hope Begins Here Award

Founded in 2011, the Hope Begins Here Award is presented annually to an outstanding leader and advocate for cancer treatment and prevention on the North Shore. In conjunction with this award, Boston North Cancer Association presents a scholarship in honor of each year’s Hope Begins Here Award Honoree to a college-bound North Shore high school senior whose parent passed away from cancer or is undergoing treatment for cancer.

The Hope Begins Here Award past honorees


2017 Noel DeFelippo, MD
Rebecca Yang MD

2016 Rebecca Yang, MD

2016 Andrea McKee, MD


2015 Diane T. Stringer
Herbert Leventhal, MD
2014 Herbert Leventhal, MD
Karen J. Krag, MD
2013 Karen J. Krag, MD
Donald M. Perlman, MD
2012 Donald M. Perlman, MD
Ronald S. Weinger, MD
2011 Ronald S. Weinger, MD