Annual Awards Breakfast

The 5th Annual Tobacco Free Mass Awards Breakfast

November 21, 2017

Tobacco Free Mass honored Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s President, Laurie Glimcher, for Dana-Farber’s longtime commitment to Tobacco Free Mass and for its continued leadership role in the fight against tobacco and its harms.

We were pleased to honor Beacon Communities, Chris Banthin of the Public Health Advocacy Institute, and Kathleen McCabe of Health Resources in Action for their thoughtful, practical, and effective approach to smoke-free housing.

Ray Considine, past President and CEO of Health Resources in Action and longtime Tobacco Free Mass leadership member, was our Blake Cady Award winner for 2017.

John Auerbach, President and CEO of Trust for America’s Future, was our keynote speaker.

Harold Cox, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health, was our Master of Ceremonies.

Thanks to all for the amazing support you showed for Tobacco Free Mass and our mission!

Sustaining Level Sponsor


Massachusetts Medical Society
Premium Level Sponsor


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute logo
Premium Level Sponsor


Harvard Pilgrim Health Care logo
Innovation Level Sponsor
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Innovation Level Sponsor
CVS Health
Innovation Level Sponsor


UMass Memorial
Innovation Level Sponsor


DentaQuest Foundation
Innovation Level Sponsor


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Innovation Level Sponsor



Tuesday, November 21, 2017

7:15-7:45 a.m. Registration

7:45 a.m. Speaking Program

Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham

Thanks to all who joined us in celebration as we reflected on the significant success of Tobacco Free Mass over the last 25 years.

Here’s to an exciting future!