Jimmy Fund announces the fifth annual Rally Against Cancer winning teams

April 08, 2010

Boston Red Sox fans hit a grand slam in the fight against cancer by raising nearly $215,000 to date for the Jimmy Fund in the fifth annual Rally Against Cancer. The winning teams are: State Street Corp. in Boston, Joyce Kilmer School in West Roxbury and Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester. Each have won a visit from Red Sox pitcher and Rally Against Cancer spokesplayer Clay Buchholz. The visit dates are yet to be determined.

More than 300 businesses, K-12 schools and colleges and universities participated in the Rally Against Cancer. Employees, students and staff who contributed at least $5 to the Jimmy Fund were allowed by their schools or companies to wear their Red Sox gear to work or school on April 6, plus they were also vying for the visit from Buchholz.

Companies

State Street Corp.
1 Lincoln Street,
Boston, MA 02111
Team Coach: Chris Carlin
Total Funds Raised as of 4/6/10: $33,817

Schools (K-12)

Joyce Kilmer School
35 Baker Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132 
Team Coach: Ellen Agostinelli 
Total Funds Raised as of 4/6/10: $7,253

Colleges/Universities

Quinsigamond Community College
570 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Team Coach: Jeanne Dee
Total Funds Raised as of 4/6/10: $6,600

The Jimmy Fund, an official charity of the Boston Red Sox since 1953, supports the fight against cancer at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for children and adults with cancer around the world. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives 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.

For more information on the Rally Against Cancer, visitwww.rallyagainstcancer.org.

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