Dream Team

Members of the Dream Team are anonymous volunteers whose mission is to fulfill the dreams of adult patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. MSK staff nominates the patient in order to be considered for a dream. 

Teyonnie Reese, a cancer survivor, finds plenty of presents under her tree for daughters Shaliyha, 4, and Ti'onne Michael, 11 months, thanks to Secret Santas of Memorial Sloan Kettering Dream Team

The Dream Team has completed more than 1,800 dreams since the committee was founded in 1988.  It is different from similar organizations that grant wishes in a few distinct ways.  First, the Dream Team is dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of adult patients over the age of 18, a population often underserved in this type of work.  Secondly, while the Dream Team fulfills wishes for terminally ill patients, they also fulfill the dreams of patients who have achieved positive milestones in their journey, such as the completion of a round of treatment or the news that they are in remission.  For the Dream Team, it is just as important to celebrate survivorship.

The Dream Team has reunited families for special celebrations, sent countless families on memorable vacations, arranged dinners at some of New York's finest restaurants, reserved tickets to the hottest Broadway shows and sporting events, and more. Celebrity visits are also a popular request. The Dream Team has arranged for patients to meet with superstars, including Paul McCartney, Magic Johnson, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffet, Carolina Herrera, and Stephen Colbert. 

The 2020 Biennial Dream Team Dinner

On Thursday, January 20, 2020 the Dream Team of The Society of MSK will host their biennial dinner at Doubles. The event raises vital funding which will go towards the Dream Team's mission to fulfill the deeply held wishes of adult patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

Read articles about The Society’s Dream Team, featured in the NY Daily News as well as the Best Friends News Page.

The Dream Team is able to make each dream come true with the financial support and generosity of individuals and companies. Click here to make a 100% tax deductible contribution to support the: DREAM TEAM