WILTON, Conn. – Wilton resident Devyn Casey is a 2016 honoree of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s initiative for her fundraising efforts.
Casey is among 100 honorees who will be formally honored at an event Tuesday, May 24 in Boston.
While many 13-year-olds spend their free time on their iPhones or shopping with friends, Casey spent her weekends coming up with a way to honor her grandfather, Jack "Papa" Casey, who died of lung cancer in 2013. The eighth-grader designed a fundraising scavenger hunt, the “Amazing Race to Find a Cure,” based on her favorite television program. Like the reality show, teams competed by following clues and completing challenges at 10 "pit stops," all in Wilton. Casey donated the $3,500 raised to support her grandfather’s doctor, Lecia Sequist, medical oncologist, and her work as a clinical researcher at the Mass General Cancer Center.
Each year, the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center salutes individuals, groups and organizations from across the country and around the globe during the annual event celebrating those who are making a difference in the fight against cancer in inspiring and often revolutionary ways.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center is part of one of the world’s most distinguished academic medical centers. Casey’s efforts are in keeping with the cancer center’s commitment to eradicating cancer through research and innovation and by providing the highest quality of patient care.