Every June, Dedham Health and Athletic Complex turns Summer Club into the outdoor, evening event of the season – Summer Sizzle! The Summer Sizzle for a Cure was created in 2003 to raise money for Bone Cancer Research. The DHAC Pan-Mass Challenge team, comprised of Dedham police officers, town officials and Dedham health employees, was inspired by the courageous battle of youngster Timothy O’Brien, a local Dedham resident. Timmy was just 3 when he was diagnosed with Bone Cancer.
Timmy received in-and-out patient care at Dana-Farber for two years. Sadly, he lost his brave battle with cancer at 5 years-old. In his memory, DHAC established the annual Summer Sizzle fundraiser. Half of the proceeds go to Dana-Farber’s Timothy O’Brien Jr. Fund. This fund supports on-going, dedicated research in the area of Osteosarcoma, and is conducted by Dr. Katherine Janeway and her team.
We hope you can join us for an evening of food, friendship and fundraising. For more information go to www.summersizzle.org.