Jimmy Fund Press Releases

2009

Pan-Massachusetts Challenge gives $30.4 million to the Jimmy Fund
December 05, 2009

The 2009 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) has contributed $30,384,200 to adult and pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its August cycling event.

Let's Play MONOPOLY® with Chefs for Jimmy
November 30, 2009

"Bank" on fabulous dishes from 30 of Pioneer Valley's best chefs and caterers as the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute "pass go" and collect $1 million to conquer cancer.

Former Red Sox player Mike Andrews to retire as Jimmy Fund Chairman
November 30, 2009

After more than 30 years as chairman of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund, Mike Andrews, 66, will retire at the end of this year.

Red Sox players sign autographs to support the Jimmy Fund
November 25, 2009

Boston Red Sox players and up-and-coming minor leaguers will sign autographs to benefit the Jimmy Fund at the fifth annual New Stars for Young Stars event.

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

At the International Golf Club on Monday, October 5, Dave McGillivray was presented with the prestigious 2009 Jimmy Award.

BURGER KING® restaurants celebrate ten years supporting the Jimmy Fund, bringing total given to $8.5 million
October 11, 2009

From July 27 through September 7, more than 500 BURGER KING® restaurants in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont took part in the 10th annual A Chance for Kids® campaign.

Dana-Farber holiday cards, candles, and ornaments on sale to help fight cancer
September 22, 2009

A festive collection of exclusive holiday cards, candles, and ornaments to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston are now on sale.

Rio de Janeiro resident a part of Running the Race Against Cancer®
September 22, 2009

Alain Arcalji of Rio de Janeiro, is running the ninth annual B.A.A. Half Marathon® presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund on Sunday, Oct.11, as a member of the official Dana-Farber team in the Running the Race Against Cancer® program.

Best Foot Forward: 16th Annual QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale"
September 22, 2009

QVC and the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) are once again joining forces to broadcast QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale," a charitable shoe sale to benefit breast cancer research and education.

The 13th Annual Joshua's Run: Family Fun to Support Pediatric Oncology Research
September 02, 2009

The 13th Annual Joshua Run, a 5 Mile Run on the beautiful seaside cliffs of Scituate, will take place on Saturday, October 24. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Andrea Gaziano Memorial Fund to benefit pediatric oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

8th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon set for August 27th & 28th
August 27, 2009

WEEI and NESN are proud to announce that the eighth annual Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon will take place at Fenway Park over two days beginning Thursday, August 27th.

 WEEI's John Dennis takes on world's longest golf course
July 24, 2009

John Dennis, co-host of the wildly popular Dennis & Callahan show on WEEI, will host the second annual Tame the Tigers, a Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament to raise money for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Lights! Camera! Action! Head to the movies and help fight cancer by supporting the Jimmy Fund
June 12, 2009

Coming to a movie theater near you this summer — the chance to join in the fight against cancer by supporting the Jimmy Fund/Variety Children's Charity Theatre Collections Program.

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® Presented by FedEx
May 21, 2009

Calling all ice cream lovers. The 27th annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl presented by FedEx is on June 9, 10 and 11, at Boston City Hall Plaza.

Local Hopkinton boy will play in the Big League at the Jimmy Fund Fantasy Day
May 20, 2009

When Cheryl Kelly purchased her ticket for the Jimmy Fund Fantasy Day "Ultimate Fan Experience" — a day of contests, a kid zone, tours, photo opportunities, and a skills zone at Fenway Park — she never dreamed she would win the ultimate prize, a chance to step up to the plate and hit a home run.

Ben & Jerry's is getting ready to dish out ice cream at the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl®
May 14, 2009

For more than two decades, Ben & Jerry's has been a top vendor at the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl. The 27th annual all-you-can-eat ice cream festival is on June 9, 10 and 11 at Boston City Hall Plaza.

Swim Across America to make waves in the fight against cancer
May 11, 2009

Join Swim Across America this summer and make a splash for pediatric cancer survivorship programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Get the Ultimate Baseball Experience at Jimmy Fund Fantasy Day
May 04, 2009

The Red Sox will be on the road but there will be plenty of baseball action at Fenway Park on July 18th as the Jimmy Fund presents the "Ultimate Fan Experience" as well as batting and fielding packages at Jimmy Fund Fantasy Day.

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer Monday, May 4 – Sunday, May 10 (Mother's Day)
May 04, 2009

The 10th annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer honors Lucy Fonseca, breast cancer survivor and grandmother of Four Seasons Hotel Boston Executive Pastry Chef Tim Fonseca, who has participated in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer every year since it began.

La Petite Surprise to benefit the Friends of Dana-Farber, May 14
April 21, 2009

Everyone loves a surprise, especially the Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as they plan the La Petite Surprise Party.

Massachusetts makes it 50 and still running
April 16, 2009

Determined to be a survivor rather then a victim, Edwin Apel resolved to run a marathon (or ultra marathon) in every state and on every continent.

Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge members run for cancer research
February 27, 2009

On April 20, several hundred runners will be taking steps toward helping cancer patients reach their ultimate finish line — survival — when they run the 2009 Boston Marathon to raise funds for cancer research.

Join Red Sox Pitcher Jon Lester and the Jimmy Fund in the Rally Against CancerSM
February 25, 2009

When the Red Sox return to Fenway Park on April 6 for the home opener, members of Red Sox Nation are invited to join in the fourth annual Rally Against CancerSM and help the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute shut out cancer.

American Airlines 'rallies' for the Jimmy Fund
February 13, 2009

American Airlines, the official airline partner of the Jimmy Fund, is stepping up to the plate and going deep in its support for the Jimmy Fund and will enter a team in the Jimmy Fund's 2009 Rally Against CancerSM.

Rock N' Run benefit event unites local musicians and a cause
February 10, 2009

On March 27, four Boston bands will unite to fight cancer at the second Rock N' Run Benefit Event.

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