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October 19, 2009
Dana-Farber presents Dave McGillivray with the 2009 Jimmy Award

At the International Golf Club on Monday, October 5, Dave McGillivray was presented with the prestigious 2009 Jimmy Award. The Jimmy Award was established to honor those who have committed themselves to the mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Mike Andrews, chairman of the Jimmy Fund, presented the award to McGillivray.

McGillivray of North Andover, Mass., has been involved in the Jimmy Fund for more than 30 years. He helped create and has produced the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk for 21 years. McGillivray also ran across the United States from Medford, Ore., to his hometown of Medford, Mass., in 1978, covering a total distance of 3,452 miles while raising funds for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dave is B.A.A. Boston Marathon® Race Director and President, DMSE, Inc. DMSE specializes in creating, marketing and producing mass participatory athletic events throughout the U.S. and abroad.

About the Jimmy Fund

Founded in 1948, the Jimmy Fund supports the fight against pediatric and adult cancer at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund, an official charity of the Boston Red Sox since 1953, to save countless lives worldwide by furthering cancer research and care. Unrestricted support from the Jimmy Fund is an integral part of Mission Possible: The Dana-Farber Campaign to Conquer Cancer, a $1 billion capital campaign to accelerate cancer research, speed development of life-saving therapies, and expand the Institute's signature patient- and family-centered care.

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Molly McHale
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