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December 3, 2004
Keepsake Red Sox Holiday Ornament

Here's the perfect gift for a Boston Red Sox fan or a way to remember this unbelievable year in Red Sox history. Visit to order your own Special Edition 2004 World Championship Red Sox Ornament. The proceeds support life-saving cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. read more

November 24, 2004
Great Chefs Tickets On Sale at Holyoke Mall now until Dec.24 Jan. 28 Jimmy Fund benefit tickets make great holiday gifts

Members of the Jimmy Fund Council of Western Massachusetts are selling tickets to their annual fundraising event, "Great Chefs...Miles Away From Ordinary," at the Holyoke Mall now through December 24. read more

November 2, 2004
Enhance Your Giving This Holiday Season

Holiday giving to friends and family is both easier and more rewarding when gifts chosen give many ways — something the recipient can enjoy, yet something that also supports an important cause. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a world-renowned pioneer in discovering and developing innovative, effective cancer therapies for adults and children, and its Jimmy Fund have many ways to send holiday cheer that also support the fight against cancer. read more

October 28, 2004
Filene's to donate $10 to Jimmy Fund for every Waterford Crystal baseball sold

Boston Red Sox fans seeking a lasting keepsake to commemorate last night's World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals can find it at Filene's department store. Filene's, the exclusive retailer offering limited edition Waterford Crystal World Series Championship baseballs, will donate $10 from every baseball sold to the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, with a minimum guarantee of $50,000. read more

October 22, 2004
The Boston Red Sox: Champions of Cancer Research

The Boston Red Sox have always been champions, according to the patients, doctors, nurses, and researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Through thick and thin since 1953, the Red Sox have supported the search for cures at Dana- Farber through its Jimmy Fund, the team's official charity. read more

October 13, 2004
Dorchester Girl is Face of Jimmy Fund Fundraising Campaign

Dorchester resident Samantha Adams' biggest goal right now is to grow her hair back so she can have a pony tail. "She should have been born a princess," says the 7-year-old's mother, Danette Adams. read more

October 13, 2004
Brewster Boy is Face of Jimmy Fund Fundraising Campaign

When Brewster's David Perez, 3, smiles, people can't help but smile back. "He has such an infectious smile, passers-by are always saying hello and wishing him well," says his mother, Maritza Perez. "If he wasn't bald, you wouldn't know he was sick." read more

October 13, 2004
Many ways to back the home team

Once again, this could be the year for the Boston Red Sox ? they're partaking in playoff action for the third time in five years. Red Sox license plates and holiday gifts which benefit the Jimmy Fund are available now. read more

September 3, 2004
HomeGoods holds pin-up campaign to benefit cancer research and care

From Aug. 19 through Sept. 19, at more than 110 HomeGoods stores nationwide, including 50 stores within the Northeast/New England area, customers shopping for the latest home fashions will also have the chance to save lives and help families fight cancer during the stores' annual "I'm a Hero" pin-up campaign to benefit the Jimmy Fund. read more

August 27, 2004
Four-Year-Old Jimmy Fund Clinic Patient Sings National Anthem at Fenway Park

Four-year-old Jordan Leandre, of South Dennis, Mass., who is being treated for Ewing's sarcoma at the Jimmy Fund Clinic, will sing the National Anthem before the Red Sox-Detroit Tigers game tonight at Fenway Park. read more

August 17, 2004
Jimmy Fund Sports and Entertainment Auction, Aug. 18 — 25

Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, Patriots, exclusive golf foursomes, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien, even Jimmy Buffet — here's a chance to get sports and entertainment packages money can't buy except via the WEEI Jimmy Fund Radiothon online and live auctions at and help fight cancer at the same time. read more

August 10, 2004
3rd Annual WEEI Jimmy Fund Radiothon, Aug. 27

Calling all Boston sports fans. Sports Radio 850 WEEI, together with the Boston Red Sox and New England Sports Network (NESN), is hosting its 3rd Annual WEEI Jimmy Fund Radiothon on Friday, Aug. 27, at Fenway Park. read more

August 2, 2004
Let it snow for Cancer's Cure

Exclusive and original pieces of artwork, wooden snowflakes beautifully decorated by nearly 200 children's book illustrators, will be auctioned online via eBay through in November and December in Robert's Snow: for Cancer's Cure. read more

July 29, 2004
Sports Radio WEEI and Jimmy Fund Radiothon team up with Red Sox and NESN on August 27

Calling all Boston sports fans. Sports Radio 850 WEEI, together with the Boston Red Sox and New England Sports Network (NESN), is hosting an all-day, all-star event, the 3rd Annual WEEI Jimmy Fund Radiothon on Friday, Aug. 27, all to benefit the Jimmy Fund. read more

June 14, 2004
What Goes Around Comes Around

Bob Bailey Sr. had always contributed to the Jimmy Fund when asked. Now, the Jimmy Fund has given something back to him. read more

May 24, 2004
AT&T Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl®, June 8, 9, & 10

AT&T customers can get their favorite services bundled together for one low price. Now AT&T is making it possible for ice cream lovers to do the same with their favorite ice cream flavors at the AT&T Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl. The all-you-can-eat ice cream festival will be held June 8, 9, and 10 on Boston's City Hall Plaza and features ice cream from nine of the Northeast's top ice cream companies. read more

April 26, 2004
5th Anniversary of A Chance for KidsSM celebrated at Burger King restaurants, May 3 — June 7

For more than 55 years, the Jimmy Fund has been giving kids with cancer a chance by supporting cancer research and care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. For the past five years, New England and greater New York Burger King restaurants and their customers have been doing the same through the A Chance for Kids program that benefits the Jimmy Fund. read more

April 22, 2004
Put me in coach-play ball to beat cancer

Being able to step up to the plate or catch fly balls on the hallowed ground of Major League Baseball's oldest stadium — Fenway Park — is a fantasy for almost every diehard baseball fan. This fantasy can become a reality for participants of John Hancock Fantasy Day at Fenway Park to benefit the Jimmy Fund, which is slated to be held on Saturday, July 17, [rain date, Aug. 1]. read more

April 20, 2004
Support the Boston Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund

As with every year for the past 85, this could be the year for the Boston Red Sox. So, what can fans do to support the hometown team as they begin the 2004 season and the annual quest for a pennant? read more

April 16, 2004
Ted Williams Jimmy Fund Statue unveiled at Fenway Park

Red Sox legend Ted Williams always had a soft spot for the Jimmy Fund. Now his feelings are cast in bronze for all to see. read more

March 2004
Three truly unique Boston activities, all for charity

Swim in Boston Harbor, hit one out of Fenway Park, or walk the Boston Marathon route this summer. These aren't activities that travelers usually plan to do on a trip to Boston, but think about the stories they'll be able to tell when they get back home. read more

March 26, 2004
Cyclist's Cross-Country Baseball Trek to Benefit Pan-Massachusetts Challenge

Charlie Hamilton is on a mission to visit every Major League Baseball park, see the country while perched on the seat of his bicycle, and raise money for cancer research. With determination and a little luck, he will accomplish all three by summer's end. read more

March 16, 2004
Katelynn's Ride to Raise Money for the Jimmy Fund, June 5

If Katelynn Battista had not lost her battle with cancer in 1997, she would be graduating from high school in June and spending the first weekend of the month celebrating with friends and family. Instead, hundreds will gather in her memory on June 5, 2004 and ride to fight the disease that took her life. read more

March 15, 2004
'Just Desserts' to support Eva Brownman Breast Cancer Fund

The week of Mother's Day, May 3-9, is the time to indulge in sweets. That is when more than 80 pastry chefs from participating eating establishments will create a unique dessert to aid in the fight against breast cancer. read more

March 10, 2004
Top Chefs, Area Wineries and Breweries Come Together to Fight Cancer

Wine and dine at the sixth annual "Great Chefs Cooking for a Cure" on March 31, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at 125 High Street, Boston. More than 50 of Greater Boston's top chefs, caterers and wineries will be offering delectable tastings of their specialties at this event to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. read more

March 3, 2004
Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk Raises $4.4 Million

The 2003 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, which took place in September, raised $4.4 million for cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. More than 6,100 participants received medals after completing either the full 26.2 miles or 13.1 miles of the famous Boston Marathon route. read more

January 30, 2004
Put your heart into the fight against cancer on Valentine's Day

Ski or snowboard enthusiasts and novices alike are invited to show they care and to put their heart into the fight against cancer this Valentine's Day at the ninth annual CSC/Jimmy Fund Ski Challenge at Nashoba Valley Ski Area on Saturday, Feb. 14. read more

January 22, 2004
It's not too late to snap up your Great Chefs tickets.

There is still time to get tickets for the 14th annual Great Chefs tasting event and silent auction. Don't miss out. Pick up a pair or more and spend Friday evening, Jan. 30, enjoying great food while supporting an important cause, the fight against cancer, through the Jimmy Fund. read more