Ellie Fund News


Wellesley Wicked Local

Ellie Fund Volunteer Awarded direct federal random act of kindness award

Wellesley Resident honored with local bank’s kindness award for her work with Needham-based breast cancer charity.

Pam Wohl opened her door thinking an Ellie Fund staff member was there to discuss the volunteer logistics of the upcoming meal delivery to breast cancer patients she coordinates for Wellesley Service League members.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh Press Office

$2 million in boston resiliency fund grants to support the most impacted by covid-19

The new round of grants will support food access during the summer months and domestic violence services

July 2, 2020 – Boston, MA – Continuing his commitment to an equitable recovery for City of Boston Residents most impacted by COVID-19, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Resiliency Fund Steering Committee today announced the distribution of nearly $1.9 million to 15 organizations.

Boston Business Journal

Small business backer: Ellie fund breast cancer patients were in crisis before covid-19

Ellie Fund is a non-profit organization serving breast cancer patients, both women and men, in every corner of the Commonwealth

June 3, 2020 –Breast cancer is costlier than other cancers. Even for those who are fully insured and employed, the unanticipated costs add up quickly, rendering many unable to afford life’s basic necessities while they undergo treatment.

The MetroWest Daily News

Ashland, natick swim coach anne meisner running in virtual falmouth road race to raise money for breast cancer patients

Over 13 years later, the ashland and Natick High swim coach still has her cancer diagnosis on her mind.

May 25, 2020 — Natick, MA — Anne Mesiner is used to having to adapt on the fly. In January 2007, Meisner was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time she had a 2-year-old son and a 3-week-old baby boy.

WCVB Channel 5

5 for good: brockton mother and daughter deliver free meals to breast cancer patients

Kim Cottingham and Anya Olmstead volunteer for Ellie Fund through pandemic

March 26, 2020 — Brockton, MA — Two years ago, Kim Cottingham was diagnosed with breast cancer. The mother of four is an emergency room nurse. She is married to a paramedic and said she is not used to feeling vulnerable

The Lowell Sun

Ellie fund wins another oscar

 Lights. Camera. Action

 March 16, 2020 — On Feb. 9, the Ellie Fund hosted its 24th annual Red Carpet Gala in celebration of the 92nd annual Academy Awards


Ellie Fund teams up with wcvb newscenter 5 for annual oscar viewing party

February 25, 2019 – Copley Square — More than 300 guests attended the Ellie Fund’s Academy Award viewing party, which was held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. The 23rd annual Oscar “red carpet” soiree is hosted co-hosted by local ABC Network Outlet, WCVB NewsCenter 5.

Ellie Fund Press Release

Ellie Fund’s Red Carpet Gala Raises Critical Funds to Support Breast Cancer Patients

The Ellie Fund’s Signature Event Brings In More Than $300,000 To Benefit Their Mission
February 25, 2019 – Boston, MA – While the stars were gathered in Hollywood for the 91st Annual Academy Awards, 300 of Boston’s best donned their black tie finest at the Fairmont Copley Plaza for the Ellie Fund’s 23rd Annual Red Carpet Gala. The event, hosted in partnership with WCVB Channel 5…

Ellie Fund Press Release

ARS Restoration Specialists Wows with Overwhelming Support for Local Organizations

A Generous $325,000 Year-End Donation Propels Ellie Fund Into 2019
December 21, 2018 – Needham, MA – On December 8, 2018, ARS Restoration Specialists (ARS) made an unprecedented donation of $325,000 to the Ellie Fund, a Needham based organization that provides invaluable assistance to women, men and families undergoing breast cancer treatment across Massachusetts…

Ellie Fund Press Release

Ellie Fund Welcomes New Executive Director

Meredith Bryan Joins the Ellie Fund Team
September 4, 2018 – Needham, MA – The Board of Directors of the Ellie Fund is pleased to announce and welcome Meredith Bryan as its new Executive Director. Meredith succeeds the Ellie Fund’s previous Executive Director, Gail Fine, who retired in June after 12 years with the organization…

Ellie Fund Press Release

Ellie Fund Launches Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Program

Local nonprofit organization launches unique program for patients with metastatic breast cancer
July 30, 2018 – Needham, MA – In January, the Ellie Fund launched a new program designed specifically to meet the unique needs of metastatic breast cancer patients. The Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Program (MBC Program) is an adaptation of the Ellie Fund’s existing Healing Together Patient and Family Care Program (Healing Together Program) that provides personalized grants consisting of critical support services for up to 3 months in duration to breast cancer patients living or receiving treatment in Massachusetts…