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  • Will Middlebrooks named 2014 Rally Against CancerSM spokesplayer

    Will Middlebrooks

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund announce that Boston Red Sox Third Baseman Will Middlebrooks is the 2014 Jimmy Fund Rally Against Cancer spokesplayer. Middlebrooks will be an ambassador for the Jimmy Fund to raise awareness and build support for cancer care and research for adults and children at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

  • Red Sox bring trophies and smiles to Jimmy Fund Clinic

    Wally the Green Monster hugs pediatric patient

    The Boston Red Sox 2013 Holiday Trophy Caravan visited private infusion rooms and playrooms at the Jimmy Fund Clinic. Players, coaches, and team mascot Wally the Green Monster autographed and handed out World Series pennants, and joined families for photos with the 2004, 07, and 13 championship trophies.

  • Jimmy Fund Co-Captains Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Will Middlebrooks help strike out cancer

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Will Middlebrooks

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Will Middlebrooks have signed on as our 2013 Jimmy Fund Co-Captains to help Dana-Farber strike out cancer. Following in the footsteps of former Co-Captains including Tim Wakefield and Clay Buchholz, our new Co-Captains will pitch in to build support for adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and raise awareness of Jimmy Fund fundraising events and programs throughout Red Sox Nation.

  • Father honors son by taking a swing against cancer

    Mia, Eric, and Ashley Critchley

    Eric Critchley did not achieve his childhood dream of making the Boston Red Sox, but recently he got to play on the very same diamond the Red Sox call home hitting and fielding in honor of his late son, Tucker, during John Hancock Fenway Fantasy Day.

  • Jimmy Fund festivities add high note to Opening Day at Fenway

    Former Red Sox players watch Jimmy Fund Chorus

    The Boston Red Sox won their home opener at Fenway Park, but some of the day's biggest cheers came before the first pitch thanks to patients and staff from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

  • Red Sox visit brings happiness to the holidays

    Red Sox Wally the Green Monster and patient

    The Boston Red Sox may not have ended the 2012 season at the top of the standings, but they remain a source of joy for Dana-Farber patients of all ages even Yankees fans.

  • Surprise visit by 2004 Red Sox delights patients

    Lydia Owen and Pedro Martinez

    Six members of the 2004 World Series champion Red Sox pitchers Pedro Martinez, Tim Wakefield, and Keith Foulke, catcher Jason Varitek, outfielder Adam Hyzdu, and coach Brad Mills made a surprise visit to Dana-Farber.

  • The Jimmy Fund and Fenway Park: Partners in striking out cancer

    Ted Williams

    Before there was Papi, Nomar, Dewey, or Yaz excelling at Fenway Park for the Red Sox, Jimmy was on the premises and countless cancer survivors and their families are glad for it. Here are some of the more powerful moments and symbols of the Fenway Park - Jimmy Fund connection as seen through the decades.

  • Red Sox great Johnny Pesky aided Jimmy Fund early and often

    Johnny Pesky

    Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund mourn the passing of Boston Red Sox great Johnny Pesky on August 13, 2012. Although he was best known as one of the most beloved players/coaches in Red Sox history, Pesky will also be remembered as a great ambassador to the Jimmy Fund since the charity's earliest days.

  • Former Red Sox player Trot Nixon makes a special visit to the Jimmy Fund Clinic

    Trot and Kathryn Nixon and patient

    Former Red Sox player Trot Nixon made a special visit to the Jimmy Fund Clinic. The baseball great, along with his wife and two sons, took the time to sign autographs and take pictures with patients.

  • Jimmy Fund Clinic is first stop for Red Sox holiday caravan

    Mo Vaughn and Jason Leader

    The Boston Red Sox have gone through some major changes over the past few months, but one thing has stayed constant the team's commitment to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. On December 7, the team's 2011 Holiday Caravan visited Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund Clinic, the first of eight stops at Boston-area hospitals and veteran's centers.

  • Congratulations to Jimmy Fund Co-Captain Tim Wakefield always a winner

    Mo Vaughn and Jason Leader

    Much has been made of the team-first attitude Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield has taken to 200 victories, a milestone he reached on September 13, 2011. At the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber, we know first-hand how much the veteran knuckleballer cares about others.

  • Mo Vaughn honored for role as "Leader" in cancer battle

    Mo Vaughn and Jason Leader

    Mo Vaughn hit 230 home runs for the Boston Red Sox from 1991-1998, but only one will likely be on his mind when he takes the field at Fenway Park tomorrow night.

  • For Roberto Clemente Award winner Tim Wakefield, outreach is the perfect pitch

    Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield

    For his work with the Jimmy Fund as well as his other community outreach endeavors, Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield earned the 2010 Roberto Clemente Award from Major League Baseball.

  • Mom and 'Pops' inspire first-time Jimmy Fund Fantasy Day hitter

    Ted Williams

    Ever since Hall of Famer Ted Williams roamed left field at Fenway Park a half-century ago, the Red Sox have been supporting Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund. On Aug. 29, a man with unique ties to both Williams and the charity will be among those at Fenway Park for the annual Jimmy Fund Fantasy Day at Fenway.

  • Sports Museum exhibit honors Jimmy Fund's baseball connection

    some items in the exhibit

    "The Jimmy Fund: Baseball's Favorite Charity," an exhibit at The Sports Museum in Boston, chronicles the long partnership between baseball and the Jimmy Fund. The display traces the relationship from the Jimmy Fund's beginnings in 1948 as a favorite cause of the Boston Braves baseball club through its nearly 60 years with the Red Sox.

  • Wakefield, Buchholz are all aces as the first Jimmy Fund Co-captains

    Buchholz and Wakefield pose with a patient

    Red Sox pitchers Clay Buchholz and Tim Wakefield are the first Jimmy Fund Co-captains. In this role, the duo will be ambassadors for the Dana-Farber charity, raising awareness and building support for cancer care and research throughout Red Sox Nation.

  • Mike Andrews, a perennial All-Star for the Jimmy Fund

    Mike Andrews

    Mike Andrews stepped down at the end of 2009 after more than 30 years as Chairman of Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund. In his honor, his former colleagues established the "#2 Fund" to aid pediatric cancer research at Dana-Farber.

  • The Red Sox are good for what ails you — even cancer

    Dan Pardi

    For pediatric cancer patient Dan Pardi, former Red Sox players like Mo Vaughn, Nomar Garciaparra, and John Valentin were heroes who helped him through his fight against cancer 14 years ago.

  • Mike Andrews marks 30 years in 'second' career with the Jimmy Fund

    Mike Andrews

    Chairman Mike Andrews celebrates 30 years with the Jimmy Fund in 2009, marking a milestone in a "second career" that followed his first with the Red Sox.

  • Red Sox second baseman and Jimmy Fund supporter Dustin Pedroia wins AL MVP

    Dustin Pedroia

    The Jimmy Fund congratulates 2008 American League MVP Dustin Pedroia. The first Boston second baseman ever to win the award, Pedroia is also a strong supporter of the Jimmy Fund.

  • For teens with cancer, road trips offer baseball and bonding

    Robby Coughlin and Tim Wakefield

    Tim Wakefield didn't pitch in Chicago on Aug. 9, but he still made a big impression on one very special group of fans who traveled from Boston to see the Red Sox take on the White Sox that Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field.

  • For O'Neills, long wait is over

    Molly and Russ O'Neill

    It's hard to find two scarier words than war and cancer. In the case of the O'Neill family of Brookline, both have been spoken daily for far too long. Now, however, they'll be going on the back burner.

  • Rally Against CancerSM hits grand slam

    Ollie Tolo, one of the students who met Dustin Pedroia

    More than 400 companies, 100 schools, and thousands of Boston Red Sox fans across New England collectively contributed more than $500,000 toward cancer care and research initiatives at Dana-Farber while taking part in the Jimmy Fund's third annual Rally Against Cancer.

  • Jimmy Fund tips its cap to Twins Enterprise

    For more than 60 years, the Jimmy Fund and Twins Enterprise have been favorite organizations of Boston Red Sox fans. Now the two are joining forces to help fight cancer.

  • Patient helps Red Sox, Jimmy Fund "ring in" 55 years together

    2008 World Series ring

    When David Ortiz of the Red Sox proudly showed off his new 2008 World Series ring during Tuesday's Opening Day ceremonies at Fenway Park, a gaggle of photographers jockeyed to get a closer look at Big Papi's bling. Eleven-year-old fan Molly O'Neill, however, had already seen it up close — and even got to try it on before Ortiz.

  • Teen patients travel to Spring Training

    Jimmy Fund Clinic patient going to spring training

    Thirty-two Jimmy Fund Clinic teenagers traveled to 2008 Spring Training to see the Boston Red Sox in action.
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  • For Jimmy Fund Chairman Mike Andrews, World Series brings back memories

    Mike Andrews in his Red Sox uniform

    Former Red Sox second baseman Mike Andrews, Jimmy Fund chairman since 1979, has been deeply involved with the charity for decades. Forty years after playing for the "Impossible Dream" team, Andrews reflects on his introduction to the organization.

  • Wife of Red Sox hero has her own young fans in Jimmy Fund Clinic

    Rosie Longborg

    A hospital is the last place you'd expect a kid would want to be on a Wednesday morning, but ask Jennifer Deane how much trouble she has getting her 4-year-old son Dario to come to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and she just laughs. "He loves coming here," she says. The medical procedures, of course, are not enjoyable at all, but the activities they enjoy during their "down time" in the clinic's playroom is a blast thanks in large part to one person — activities assistant Rosemary Lonborg.

  • Jimmy Fund tribute puts Nixons in spotlight during Fenway return

    Trot Nixon

    Trot Nixon had some huge hits for the Red Sox, but it's what he and his wife, Kathryn, accomplished for the Jimmy Fund that drew fans to their feet when the couple were honored at Fenway Park prior to Trot's first game against his former teammates as a member of the Cleveland Indians.

  • Red Sox Nation rallies for the Jimmy Fund

    Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis

    Boston Red Sox fans hit a grand slam in the fight against cancer by raising more than $350,000 for the Jimmy Fund during the second annual Rally Against CancerSM. The final numbers aren't in, as teams continue to pitch in contributions.

  • In '67, Red Sox honored another impossible dreamer: "Jimmy"

    old Jimmy Fund billboard at Fenway

    They were the youngest team in the major leagues, filled with guys who were under 25 and making considerably less than $20,000 a year. Yet when members of the 1967 Red Sox gathered in their clubhouse during the pennant race to discuss how to break up the bonus that would come their way with a World Series berth, they decided to vote a full share — about $5,500 — to someone who hadn't had a single at-bat for the club all season: a kid named Jimmy.

  • Red Sox stars pitch in to strike out cancer

    Curt Schilling-with-patient

    Boston Red Sox pitchers signed autographs at Jillian's Boston on Saturday, January 6, to help the Jimmy Fund in its effort to strike out cancer. With an all-star line-up, "New Stars for Young Stars II" raised more than $30,000 to support cancer care and research at Dana-Farber.

  • Radio-Telethon inspires major gift

    A tour of Dana-Farber reinforced the strong feelings Ralph Bates had experienced listening to the many moving stories broadcast during the August WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, and prompted him to donate $1 million.

  • Honor former Jimmy Fund director Ken Coleman

    Ken Coleman

    The late Ken Coleman, former Red Sox announcer and Jimmy Fund chairman from 1978 to 1984, has been nominated for the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence. The award is named for former baseball commissioner and National League president Ford Frick and has been presented annually by the National Baseball Hall of Fame since 1978.

  • Trot Nixon's home run visit to Sturbridge Town Hall

    It wasn't an average day at Sturbridge Town Hall on Wednesday, June 21. Red Sox right-fielder Trot Nixon stopped by for an hour in the middle of the day to sign autographs and talk to town employees.

  • Trot Nixon heads back to school to thank Rally Against CancerSM winners

    Red Sox right-fielder Trot Nixon visited Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Mass., which raised more money in the inaugural Rally Against Cancer than any other school.

  • Opening Day performance is best yet for singer-survivor Jordan Leandre

    Joran Leandre

    Jordan Leandre isn't able to play baseball this spring, but the 5-year-old got to do the next-best thing yesterday: sing the National Anthem on Opening Day at Fenway Park while lined up alongside his Red Sox heroes.

  • Jimmy Fund has strong presence at Fenway Park

    Jimmy Fund logo on Green Monster at Fenway

    On Boston Red Sox opening day at Fenway Park, April 11, the Jimmy Fund was on everyone's mind together with fans' hopes for winning another pennant and world championship.

  • Jordan Leandre prepares for his Opening Day debut

    He's only a 5-year-old, but he's already sung the National Anthem at Fenway Park seven times. CBS-4 News explains Jimmy Fund Clinic patient Jordan Leandre is now preparing to make his Opening Day debut.
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  • Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund Gallery gives Dana L1 a Fenway feel

    Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino came to Dana-Farber expecting to celebrate the Dana-Farber's new Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund Gallery on Dana L1 and spread some holiday cheer to pediatric and adult patients. What he didn't anticipate was coming face-to-face with the nurse who had cared for him during his own cancer fight 20 years earlier.

  • Visit by Red Sox legends DiMaggio, Doerr and Pesky honors friend, teammate's memory

    Johnny Pesky with patient

    More than 50 years after they helped spread the word about Dana-Farber in its earliest days, Boston Red Sox legends Dom DiMaggio, Bobby Doerr, and Johnny Pesky returned to the Institute to honor both a friend treated here and the memory of their late teammate Ted Williams.

  • Red Sox honored at the White House, President Bush praises relationship with Jimmy Fund

    President Bush congratulated the World Champion Boston Red Sox in a White House ceremony in front of 1,000 guests. In addition to praising the players' efforts on the field, he acknowledged their efforts off the field as well. View the video from 7News:
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  • Minor Leaguers Visit Jimmy Fund Clinic

    In recent years, the Boston Red Sox have hosted an off-season rookie orientation program for their most promising minor league player prospects. As part of this introduction, 11 of the Sox's top minor leaguers recently dropped in on the Jimmy Fund Clinic for a crash course in "Red Sox Philanthropy 101."

World Series Related Stories

  • Champions off the field, too

    The year that will live forever in the history of the Boston Red Sox had plenty of moments of glory that weren't captured by a world-wide television audience. Some of the best work the Red Sox did in 2004 — the year they finally won the World Series for the first time since 1918 — was done not on the field, but in the trenches of the community.

  • Red Sox license plate orders increase dramatically after American League and World Series wins

    Red Sox fans are celebrating the world champs while supporting the Jimmy Fund. The Registry of Motor Vehicles says Red Sox license plate orders doubled the last two weeks of October, translating into almost $12,000 for the Jimmy Fund.
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  • The Boston Red Sox: Champions of Cancer Research

    Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD throwing out the first pitch

    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.

  • Fenway vendors bring World Series to Dana-Farber

    With the Boston Red Sox in St. Louis for the World Series, legendary Fenway Park peanut hawker Rob Barry and a team of canary yellow-clad Aramark vendors burst into the Jimmy Fund Clinic, in an effort to bring patients and families a taste of the World Series.

  • At Dana-Farber, staff are among the Sox' fondest fans

    For Dana-Farber employees and patients, the Red Sox are more than the hometown ballclub; they're partners — almost teammates — in the Institute's quest to conquer cancer.

  • From Dana-Farber to the airwaves, Uri's a Jimmy Fund success story

    Uri Berenguer-Ramos is in his third season as a radio voice of the Red Sox for Spanish Beisbol Network. At 22, he's the youngest broadcaster in the major leagues, but that's only half of his remarkable story: he's also a cancer survivor who was treated for 16 years in Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund Clinic.

  • Mike Andrews still chasing dreams as Jimmy Fund chairman

    Former Red Sox second baseman and current Jimmy Fund Chairman Mike Andrews has spent the last 25 years working just a mile from Fenway Park pursuing another dream: an end to cancer.