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Remembering Dr. Blake Cady

Written and delivered on 11/05/23 by - Howard Koh, MD, MPH

Once in a generation, someone extraordinary will enter your world and leave you forever changed. He will show you that you do not have to accept the status quo as acceptable. He will convince you to stand for something -- so you don’t fall for anything. 

He will tell you that the world actually can be a better place and that sometimes the little guy can win -- David can actually beat Goliath.  For all of us in this room, for all of us in Massachusetts and for so many more nationwide -- that person is our dear Dr. Blake Cady, whose life and legacy we celebrate today. 

We have already heard beautiful words about Blake’s many roles in his astonishing life-- as a loving husband to Dorothy, as a loving father to Brian, Suzanne and Paula, as a prolific clinical researcher and as a nationally renowned surgical oncologist. But I have the honor of speaking on behalf of those who will always cherish Blake as a courageous champion for public health.  Read More.


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