Eddie (Big Ed) Hall was a great husband, father, brother and son, and a warm friend to all who knew him. Despite a lifelong commitment to a healthy lifestyle, Eddie was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2007. Athletic and determined, Big Ed never gave up his fight with cancer, but sadly, the disease eventually won, and he passed away on September 15, 2008.
Since 2008, BigEd.org has been helping cancer patients in the Boston area, and their families -directly- by providing funds.
While large cancer nonprofits focus on raising important funds for cancer research, BigEd.org helps providing funds to cover the little daily living expenses that can add up during treatment.
We have no paid directors, and we pay no salaries. That means that virtually all of your donations go directly to supporting cancer patients and their families.
So when we say every dollar matters, we mean it! Please consider giving whatever you feel you can afford - and know that you'll be making a difference in the life of a cancer patient.
And because we're a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, your donation is tax deductible.
Here are some valuable resources that may be useful to cancer patients and/or their families. Check back regularly as we continually update this page with new links and articles to help keep you informed on the latest in cancer research, treatment, and the challenges and issues that patients and their families face.
An integral part of one of the world’s most distinguished academic medical centers, the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center is among the leading cancer care providers in the United States.
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the Mass General Cancer Center as one of the top ten cancer centers in the country. Its nurses were the first in Massachusetts to achieve Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center - a testament to the hospital's exceptional nursing care.
BigEd.org plans a number of fundraising events each year. Our events are meant to be fun, social and a great time for all.
While BigEd.org generally works through local social work and healthcare professionals to identify and qualify people in need, we welcome direct requests from anyone who understands our mission and believes BigEd.org can be of assistance.
Your request will be reviewed by our team, and we may contact you or a healthcare professional from the patient's treatment facility for additional details.