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John R. Svenson Classic committee members and family

The John R. Svenson Classic will return in 2021!

With the ongoing uncertainties surrounding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's tournament. The patients of Dana-Farber are facing a time where they need our help now more than ever. If you are willing and able, you can still make a tournament gift to support cancer research and care by clicking the "Donate" below to make a donation. Thank you in advance for your continued support in the fight against cancer.



John R. Svenson The John R. Svenson Classic began in 2008 to honor John’s memory. His strength was remarkable as he bravely fought his yearlong battle with cancer. He was passionate and active in giving back to others, and John will be immortalized by the many people whose lives he touched.

As part of Jimmy Fund Golf presented by Mohegan Sun, the tournament has raised more than $3 million to fund an endowment in John’s name, which funds a research fellowship at Dana-Farber in cancer genetics. This field holds great promise for developing more targeted and effective treatments for cancer. Our hope is that through your generous support of Dana-Farber, we will continue to move closer to the ultimate goal of finding a cure.


Dana Nielsen, Tournament Director
87 Sunset Road
Weston, MA 02493


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