This year’s keynote speaker was Academy Award-winner Matt Damon. Matt attended the evening with wife, Luciana, father, Kent and step-mother Celeste. Many learned that evening of Matt’s father’s struggle with multiple myeloma and subsequent recovery from a stem cell transplant.
Treated at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center by the Director of the Center for Multiple Myeloma, Noopur Raje, MD and Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Thomas Spitzer, MD, Kent spoke about his battle with the disease and love for his physicians. Matt echoed Kent’s remarks by stressing the importance of compassionate care and individualized treatment.