News & Updates

Sponsor the 2017 Fishers Island Charity Golf Tournament

Please join us for a charity golf tournament on Monday, September 18th on Fishers Island in New York. Enjoy an unforgettable round of golf at the 1926 Seth Raynor masterpiece that is ranked 15th in the world by Golf Digest. Fishers Island is located off the southeastern coast of Connecticut, accessible by boat or private plane. The course has water views from the tees and greens on all 18 holes, and many well-traveled golfers consider it to be the most beautiful course in North America. The tournament format will be “one best ball” net and gross. Participation is limited so register early.

DONATE: Team Next Step - 2017 Boston Marathon

Our 2017 Boston Marathon team is officially set! Donate to our amazing 2017 Boston Marathon team!

Purchase tickets to the Next Step Block Party!

On Friday, March 31, 2017, the NEXT STEP BLOCK PARTY will be held at Walker Memorial on the MIT Campus in Cambridge, MA. Our 9th annual spring benefit and celebration is a special evening in support of teens and young adults living with chronic life-threatening illnesses. This fun and energetic event includes delicious food and drinks, live music, dancing, special auction and raffle prizes, and unique performances by Next Step participants - something for everyone!

Donate to the 2016 Next Step Annual Fund

Your thoughtful donation provides support and community to young people who are living with a chronic life-threatening illness. By making Next Step’s free, innovative programming possible, you inspire this under-served population to imagine and explore a future they’ve never before considered. We hope you'll join these deserving young people on their journey and donate to the 2016 Next Step Annual Fund today! No donation is too small. Thank you so much for partnering with us in this important work! You are truly changing lives!

Run the 2017 Boston Marathon for Next Step!

Dear Friends, Are you interested in running the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 for Next Step and help us empower more teens and young adults living with cancer, HIV and rare genetic disorders?! We are thrilled and honored to announce that we were awarded two spots in the historic Boston Marathon through the John Hancock Non-Profit Program for a 4TH YEAR IN A ROW!!!

Thank You Khadijah - Guest Speaker at Casino Night in Boston

A huge THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS to Khadijah, a Next Step participant, who stood on stage at Casino Night in Boston on Monday, October 24th and inspired 250 guests and also raised much needed awareness about the numerous challenges of living with sickle cell disease by sharing some of her life experiences with the chronic life-threatening illness. Thank you so much to Khadijah for sharing your powerful story and for helping us raise awareness about sickle cell disease at Casino Night in Boston, hosted by Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots!

Thank you Staples, Inc. - 2 Million & Change fundraiser!

There are so many wonderful things going on this week in the Next Step community including the 2 MILLION AND CHANGE fundraiser at the Staples, Inc headquarters in Framingham, MA. All of the proceeds will benefit Next Step and our free programming. It is a great cause and it is going to make a huge difference!

Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots Visits Next Step!

WOW, that was awesome! A HUGE THANK YOU to Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots and his awesome wife Michelle, an amazingly brilliant doctor, for visiting the Next Step office last night and helping us facilitate our weekly academic program for high school teenagers living with sickle cell disease.

Apply: Weekend Summit for HIV+ Women

Next Step is hosting a Women's Weekend Summit for young women, ages 24-30, who are living with HIV. The free overnight retreat will be held from Saturday, November 19th to Sunday, November 20th at the Warren Conference Center in Ashland, MA. Click here for more information or to apply to the overnight retreat.

Purchase tickets to Devin McCourty's Casino Night in Boston on Monday, October 24th

New England Patriots All-Pro safety, Devin McCourty, is back with some of his New England Patriots teammates for a third straight year to host “Casino Night in Boston” on Monday, October 24, 2016 as part of his Tackle Sickle Cell campaign. This special event takes place from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (VIP Red Carpet at 6:30pm) at Royale, located at 279 Tremont Street in Boston. Casino Night in Boston will benefit two Boston area nonprofits, Next Step and Boston Children’s Hospital. "I am so excited to once again bring Tackle Sickle Cell to Boston.

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