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2003

November 8, 2003
Pan-Mass Challenge Presents $16.2 Million to the Jimmy Fund

The pedaling power of 3,600 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) cyclists who rode up to 192 miles last August has generated the largest charitable donation made by an athletic fundraising event in the United States. read more

October 20, 2003
Spring in November at Neiman Marcus

Spring will be in the air on Thursday, Nov. 6, as Neiman Marcus and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute present a Luncheon and Oscar de la Renta Fashion Presentation at the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Boston. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will benefit the Women's Cancers Program at Dana-Farber. read more

September 15, 2003
WB56 broadcasts live from the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk finish line in Copley Square on Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m.

On Sunday, Sept. 21, from 3 p.m. ? 4 p.m., WB56 will present the "Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk," a special broadcast live from the finish line, hosted by WB56 Anchors Karen Marinella and Frank Mallicoat with special guest, actor Harry Belafonte. read more

September 10, 2003
Three rings bring three cheers for the Jimmy Fund

The circus is coming to town and, this year, David Larible the Prince of Laughter, Sara the Tiger Whisperer, T.M. the Gator Guy, plus clowns, elephants and more will all be helping in the fight against cancer. read more

September 3, 2003
Auto company takes another step towards beating cancer

Hyundai Motor America has demonstrated a high level of commitment in the fight against cancer with its well known 'Hyundai and the Jimmy Fund Helping Kids Fight Cancer' program. On Sept. 21, it will step up that support by serving as the presenting sponsor of the 15th Annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk. read more

August 25, 2003
Boston Red Sox, WEEI, NESN, and Ben Affleck help Jimmy Fund raise $1.1 million

While each governor of all six New England states officially declared Friday, Aug. 22, "Jimmy Fund Day," it was Red Sox Nation and those from New England and beyond who truly made it so by contributing more than $1.1 million to support cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. read more

August 21, 2003
The Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute mourn the loss of Ken Coleman, former Jimmy Fund Director and longtime supporter, voice of the Red Sox

The staff and the extended family of the world-renowned cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and its fundraising arm, the Jimmy Fund, mourn the loss of Ken Coleman. In addition to being a beloved radio announcer known as the "voice of the Red Sox," Coleman was the second director of the Jimmy Fund, serving from 1978 to 1984, and a longtime supporter of the charity, especially its golf program. read more

July 14, 2003
Boston sports heroes, WEEI 850AM, and the Boston Red Sox join together to support the Jimmy Fund, Aug. 22

Calling all Boston sports fans. WEEI 850AM and the Boston Red Sox are hosting an all-day, all-star event, the WEEI Jimmy Fund Radiothon, both on-air and at the ballpark all to benefit the Jimmy Fund on Friday, Aug. 22. read more

July 2003
A Chance for KidsSM at Burger King® Restaurants, Aug. 1-Sept. 1

Throughout the month of August, customers at more than 500 participating Burger King® Restaurants in New England, eastern New York State, and northern New Jersey will be invited to contribute $1 to the Jimmy Fund in the international restaurants' A Chance for Kids program. read more

June 23, 2003
Swim Across America Kicks off 2003 Season

Swim Across America, a non-profit working to raise funds for cancer research through swimming events, will kick off its 2003 season in the Boston area with two outstanding swims. read more

June 11, 2003
John Hancock Fantasy Day at Fenway Park, Aug. 16

Watching a game at Boston's Fenway Park is fun, whether you're cheering for the Red Sox or their opponents. Being able to step up to the plate or catch fly balls on the hallowed ground of Major League Baseball's oldest stadium is a dream come true for every diehard baseball fan. read more

March 13, 2003
Cooking for a Cure, April 2

Wine and dine at the fifth annual "Great Chefs Cooking for a Cure" on April 2, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Two International Place, Boston. read more

March 6, 2003
Red Sox to sponsor Pan-Massachusetts Challenge as Centerpiece of $1 million donation to the Jimmy Fund

The Boston Red Sox will become the presenting sponsor of the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), the nation's most successful athletic fundraising event and lead benefactor of the Jimmy Fund. read more

February 2003
Community Newspaper Co. is Jimmy Fund media sponsor

For the fourth consecutive year, Community Newspaper Company (CNC) will be a major contributor to the Jimmy Fund, providing extensive support through in-paper advertising in its chain of newspapers. read more

February 2003
2003 Scooper Bowl® set for June 10 – 12

It may be better to give than to receive, but there will be a lot of both at the nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival, the Scooper Bowl, which will take over Boston's City Hall Plaza, June 10, 11, and 12. read more

February 10, 2003
Research: Today's Hope for Tomorrow's Cures

More than 400 civic and philanthropic leaders will join some of Boston's top physicians and scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at the 12th annual Discover Ball at the Breakers in Palm Beach on Saturday, Feb. 22 read more

January 10, 2003
Top Western Mass. restaurants to team up for 13th annual Great Chefs event

Great jazz and great food will converge for a great cause on Friday, January 31 at "Great Chefs and All that Jazz" to benefit the Jimmy Fund. read more

January 2003
No need for speed at the CSC Ski Challenge on Feb. 15

Both tortoise and hare alike have a chance to win at the 8th annual CSC Ski Challenge at Nashoba Valley on Saturday, February 15. read more