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December 19, 2006
CSC Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge, Feb. 10

Put on your boots. Grab your skis, snowboards, and goggles. It's time to hit the slopes for the 12th annual CSC Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge, Saturday, Feb. 10. Read more

November 28, 2006
Big Line-Up for "New Stars for Young Stars II," Jan. 6

Boston Red Sox stars are pitching in by signing autographs to help strike out cancer for the Jimmy Fund. "New Stars for Young Stars II" will be at Jillian's Boston on Saturday, Jan. 6. This year's line-up not only includes some of the team's newest stars, but Red Sox great Curt Schilling. Read more

November 7, 2006
Holiday gifts that will make you feel good

From holiday cards to lunch with Red Sox President Larry Lucchino, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund offer many ways for conscientious shoppers to give gifts that keep on giving during this season. Read more

November 7, 2006
Christmas Tree Sale to support the Jimmy Fund

For more than three decades during the holiday season, a Randolph cancer survivor has been making a difference in his community, all while making a difference for the Jimmy Fund. Read more

November 3, 2006
Pan-Massachusetts Challenge 'rookie' accepts record $26 million gift for Jimmy Fund

Despite his many titles and high position, Dana-Farber President Edward J. Benz Jr., MD, was just one of nearly 500 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) cyclists, volunteers, and supporters who turned out for the check presentation ceremony of the 27th annual PMC last Thursday night. Read more

November 2, 2006
Pan-Massachusetts Challenge cyclists raise $26 million for the Jimmy Fund

The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, the most successful athletic fundraising event in the nation, will tonight contribute $26 million to cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The gift brings the PMC’s 27-year total contribution to more than $171 million. This record-setting sum is the largest gift ever made to the Jimmy Fund. Read more

October 4, 2006
Oak Bluffs Girl Designs A Holiday Card for Dana-Farber's 2006 Greeting Card Collection to Help Fight Cancer

The holiday season is fast approaching and 7th grader Hannah Vanderlaske of Oak Bluffs can't wait. It has been a tough year for the 12-year-old who was diagnosed with cancer more than a year ago, but she knows when she checks the mail around Christmas this year she may see one of her own designs on a holiday card. Read more

September 28, 2006
Newton native designs a holiday card for Dana-Farber's 2006 Greeting Card Collection to help fight cancer

Newton artist Judith Gorgone has been designing greeting cards for the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), UNICEF, and many private manufacturers for years, but this year she is doing it to help fight cancer. She donated one of her original designs to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for its 2006 exclusive holiday card collection. Read more

September 17, 2006
7,000 walk to raise funds for cancer research & care in the 18th Annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, Sept. 17

There were sunny skies and sunny spirits as 7,000 people took part in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday, Sept. 17, with one mission in mind – a world without cancer. Read more

September 15, 2006
Sole Searching – QVC's "FFANY Shoes on Sale" breast cancer event supports Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

"Sole" searching has a whole new meaning during breast cancer awareness month in October. The Women's Cancers Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston will benefit from a mega shoe sale that will be broadcast into 90 million U.S. homes. Read more

September 14, 2006
Olympians Skate to benefit the Jimmy Fund

Oksana Baiul, Emily Hughes, and Paul Wylie are just a few of the Olympic skaters who will be doing triple axels and toe loops at Harvard University to benefit the Jimmy Fund. The 37th annual "An Evening with Champions" takes place on Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct.7, at 7 p.m. at Harvard University's Bright Hockey Center. Read more

September 12, 2006
Dana-Farber holiday cards & candles on sale to help fight cancer

Before you know it, the holidays will be here. Our streets will be sparkling with holiday lights, Christmas trees will be decorated, and holiday music will be jingling through the malls. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is getting into the spirit with an exclusive holiday card collection that will help to make a difference in the lives of those fighting cancer. Read more

August 29, 2006
Have a cow, Sept. 21

The 117 cows that have been grazing on the streets of Boston will be disappearing in early September. But not to worry: the cows may be gone from public view, but they are being readied for their new homes at private residences, offices and businesses of the highest bidders. Read more

August 19, 2006
WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon raises $2.9 million to fight cancer

Fans and officials of the Boston sports teams and the New York Yankees put their differences aside to help fight cancer, raising $2.9 million in less than 24 hours in the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon at Fenway Park. The record-breaking total resulted from a collaboration of rivals as well as WEEI Sports Radio, New England Sports Network (NESN) and the Jimmy Fund, which supports cancer research and care for both adults and children at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Read more

August 17, 2006
When it comes to fighting cancer...The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are on the same team!

Donald Trump is putting all rivalries aside and flying to Boston on Friday night, August 18, to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park with two children battling cancer. Even though Trump is a Yankees fan, he's stepping up on the mound for an official Red Sox charity, the Jimmy Fund, because when it comes to fighting cancer, we're all on the same team! Read more

August 16, 2006
Former Pro Athletes named to the North Shore Oldtimers baseball team

It is the 50th anniversary of the Peabody Police Jimmy Fund baseball game. On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, members of the Peabody Police force will take on the North Shore Oldtimers to support cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Read more

August 15, 2006
Dunkin' Donuts store owners raise more than $1M for cancer research in one day

Dunkin' Donuts store owners in New England yesterday raised more than $1 million for the "Rising Stars" of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund through proceeds generated from the 9th Annual Dunkin' Donuts George Mandell Memorial Golf Tournament and auction. The event is consistently the Jimmy Fund's highest grossing fund-raising tournament. Read more

August 14, 2006
Joe Cronin Memorial Jimmy Fund Fishing Tournament - reeling in $325,000 for cancer care and research

It was a beautiful day for the 13th annual Joe Cronin Memorial Jimmy Fund Fishing Tournament off the waters of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket on August 11. More than 250 anglers reeled in $325,000 to fight cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, helping to raise the chances of survival for those facing cancer here and around the world. Read more

August 11, 2006
Be an MVP & see the Red Sox play the Yankees, Aug. 18

You don't have to hit clutch home runs like Big Papi to be an MVP. With the purchase of an MVP Package from the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, you can be an MVP, watch the Red Sox take on the Yankees, listen to those in-the-know about Boston sports, and help the Jimmy Fund win the ultimate championship – a victory over cancer. Read more

August 10, 2006
Pan-Mass. Challenge lifts spirits, support for Dana-Farber

On the weekend of Aug. 5-6, nearly 4,300 cyclists took part in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) to raise funds for cancer research and care, in hopes of giving a few certainties back to humanity - such as new treatments and cures. Read more

August 8, 2006
Have a cow!

The cow days of summer continue in Boston with the launch of a CowParade Boston book. The book featuring photos of all the cows of CowParade Boston will be unveiled on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Borders® store in Downtown Crossing. Read more

July 31, 2006
A Chance For KidsSM creates winners to fight cancer, July 31–September 5

From July 31 until Sept. 5, customers at participating Burger King®, Blockbuster® and Modell's Sporting Goods® locations will be invited to donate $1 to the Jimmy Fund through the A Chance for Kids campaign. These businesses are teaming up with the goal of raising $1.2 million for pediatric cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Read more

July 27, 2006
Swim Across America Boston Makes Waves in the Fight Against Cancer

Swim Across America (SAA) made a splash in Boston this year. A record number of swimmers raised more than $250,000 to support survivor programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Read more

July 27, 2006
50th Anniversary Milestone

Members of the Peabody Police force will take on the North Shore Oldtimers for the 50th year in a row on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4. Since its inception in 1956, the event has benefited the Jimmy Fund and supported cancer care and research at Boston's own Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, making it among the oldest, continually running events to benefit the Jimmy Fund. Read more

July 21, 2006
The Ultimate Boston Pre-Game Show

Boston's major sports teams know how to win. The Bruins, Celtics, Patriots and Red Sox have won 30 championships between them and are teaming up with the Jimmy Fund to help win the ultimate championship – a victory over cancer. Read more

July 17, 2006
Carlton Cuse, 'Lost' executive producer, prepares for Pan-Massachusetts Challenge

Carlton Cuse is best known as the executive producer of the award-winning ABC show "Lost," but in his private life, he's a dedicated husband to wife, Christiane, a cancer survivor. Christiane was treated for lymphoma at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 20 years ago and as a "thank you" to the doctors and researchers who helped make her recovery possible, the couple is getting ready to ride in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC). Read more

July 17, 2006
A COWmfortable place to stay and eat

Cows may be able to sleep standing up but they prefer to lay down and be comfortable. Thanks to the Boston Marriott Hotels, now cow-lovers will be able to do the same. Read more

July 7, 2006
Sheryl Crow gives cancer patients a home run visit at Dana-Farber before performing at Fenway Park

Before entertaining tens of thousands of fans at Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox, cancer survivor Sheryl Crow made a quiet visit to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Read more

June 22, 2006
Joe Cronin Memorial Jimmy Fund Fishing Tournament, Aug. 11

The 13th annual Joe Cronin Memorial Jimmy Fund Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 11, and the deadline to sign up is fast approaching. Those wishing to help reel in better treatments and more cures for cancer must register by July 14. Space is limited for this Jimmy Fund benefit event. Read more

June 12, 2006
Make waves in the fight against cancer

Splash into summer this July by making waves in the fight against cancer. Swim Across America is back for an 11th year in Boston and 8th year at Nantasket Beach in Hull. All proceeds benefit survivor programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Read more

May 22, 2006
Ice cream and more at Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl®, June 6,7 & 8

In addition to more than 40 flavors of ice cream being served at all times, this year's Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl will also be dishing up local musical and sports talent. Top local bands, plus representatives from some of Boston's favorite teams will be at the nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival, on Boston's City Hall Plaza, Tuesday through Thursday, June 6, 7, and 8. Read more

May 17, 2006
New Jimmy Fund Web site launched

Five years after introducing, Dana-Farber has launched a complete redesign of the Jimmy Fund Web site that will offer visitors a quicker, more efficient way to learn about the Jimmy Fund and its fundraising events. Read more

May 11, 2006
Central Middle School is a Scooper School

The 24th annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® is getting a head start with fundraising this year thanks to several Scooper Schools. Central Middle School in Quincy is the latest school to join the fight against cancer. Students and staff will be dishing out ice cream to honor former classmate Patrick White who recently lost his battle to cancer at the age of 15. Read more

May 11, 2006
Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament/Jeffrey Vinick Memorial, June 19

Golfers from throughout western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut are invited to participate in the 27th annual Jimmy Fund Tournament/Jeffrey Vinick Memorial scheduled to be held on five of the region's top courses on Monday, June 19. Read more

May 8, 2006
2006 Jimmy Fund Regatta Invites Everyone to Help Sink Cancer

NEWPORT, R.I. — The 2006 Jimmy Fund Regatta presented by Northern Trust to raise money for cancer care and research at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is ready to set sail June 3-4. Unlike most world-class regattas, the second annual Jimmy Fund Regatta is giving everyone a chance to get involved and help sink cancer. Learn more

May 1, 2006
Help the Jimmy Fund at the movies

Calling all movie lovers with big hearts and a few spare hours to spend raising money for cancer research. The Jimmy Fund/Variety Children's Charities Theatre Collections Program is looking for volunteers to help pass collection canisters following the showing of a brief film about the Jimmy Fund at their nearby National Amusements theaters. Read more

April 12, 2006
Rally Against CancerSM wins big for the Jimmy Fund!

Boston Red Sox fans stepped up to the plate to support the Jimmy Fund's Rally Against Cancer, which coincided with the Red Sox 2006 home opener at Fenway Park. Read more

April 7, 2006
Registration Open for 2006 Jimmy Fund Regatta, June 3 – 4

Registration is now open for the 2006 Jimmy Fund Regatta presented by Northern Trust to be held June 3-4. It is a celebration that can't be missed with racing, a recreational sail, fundraising, and social events, including a Saturday night bash in the Newport Shipyard paint shed, called "Party in the Paint Shed." Read more

March 8, 2006
Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer

Make Mother's Day extra special this year by treating your mom to a fabulous dessert the week leading up to Mother's Day, while helping to battle breast cancer. Read more

March 2, 2006
Jimmy Fund Night at the Lowell Lock Monsters

The Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston is holding a fundraiser at the Lowell Lock Monsters game on Sunday, March 12, 2006, at 4 p.m. at Tsongas Arena in Lowell. read more

February 28, 2006
Step up to the plate for the Jimmy Fund

Move over Tim Wakefield, Trot Nixon, David Ortiz, and Jason Varitek. For diehard baseball fans who would love to play ball at Fenway Park, now is your chance to step up to the plate during John Hancock Fantasy Day to support the Jimmy Fund. To be held on Sunday, June 4 (rain date June 5), Fantasy Day is a home run opportunity to play in the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball, while pitching in to support cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. read more

February 21, 2006
Hall of Fame broadcaster Curt Gowdy was great friend to Jimmy Fund, DFCI

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute President Edward J. Benz Jr., MD, and the entire Dana-Farber and Jimmy Fund family mourn the loss of Curt Gowdy, the former Boston Red Sox radio and TV broadcaster who went on to national prominence in a variety of sports. read more

February 16, 2006
Rally Against CancerSM, April 11

Boston Red Sox fans are invited to show their support for the team and help fight cancer on Tuesday, April 11, opening day of the 2006 baseball season at Fenway Park. Read more

February 6, 2006
Make Waves in the Fight Against Cancer - Swim Across America 2006

Start training now for the Swim Across America to make waves in the fight against cancer. This summer marks the 11th annual swim in Boston and the 8th annual swim at Nantasket Beach. read more

January 30, 2006
Eat all the ice cream you want!

Boston City Hall Plaza is turning into an ice cream parlor on June 6, 7, and 8. The 24th annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® will serve up 10 tons of ice cream to help lick cancer. Read more