Broadcasts and Movie Trailers

Broadcasts and movie trailers from the '50s to the present
The Jimmy Fund. We are Boston. We are Hope.

The Jimmy Fund is the headquarters for hope and supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in its relentless pursuit of a world without cancer.

Strong as Iron

As they watched each other across Jimmy Fund Way, patients in the Jimmy Fund Clinic and ironworkers constructing a new Dana-Farber building formed a silent but powerful connection. Based on a true story.

Stronger Than Ever

As a 7-year-old cancer patient, Dan watched ironworkers spray-paint patients' names on the beams of a new Dana-Farber building. Today, a healthy young man, he explains what Dana-Farber means to him and joins current Jimmy Fund Clinic patients in watching ironworkers paint names on the steel beams of what will become Dana-Farber's new clinical building, the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care.

Radio Broadcast - The voice that launched the Jimmy Fund

During his treatment for cancer in the late 1940s, "Jimmy" longed for a television set so he could watch his favorite baseball team — the Boston Braves. His wish was granted after Ralph Edwards interviewed him on the national "Truth or Consequences" radio show on May 22, 1948.

Joan Crawford

Hollywood legend Joan Crawford stars in this 1953 public service announcement, produced to be shown in New England movie theaters, highlighting the work of the Jimmy Fund Clinic (now part of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute).

Bing Crosby and Ted Williams

Actor Bing Crosby is the friend of Ted Williams in this public service announcement to raise funds for pediatric cancer patients and cancer research at the Jimmy Fund Building (now part of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute).

James Cagney

Hollywood legend James Cagney in a message on behalf of the Jimmy Fund, to support cancer research and pediatric cancer patient care.

Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr, star of The King and I and From Here to Eternity, in a fundraising message for the Jimmy Fund at the Children's Cancer Research Foundation.

Ed Sullivan

In this 1950's public service announcement, television host Ed Sullivan asks movie theater audiences to donate to the Jimmy Fund to support the care of pediatric cancer patients.

Spencer Tracy

Academy Award-winning actor Spencer Tracy, in a 1954 fundraising message on behalf of the Jimmy Fund, to support cancer research and the care of pediatric cancer patients at the Jimmy Fund Building in Boston (now part of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute).

Loretta Young

Hollywood actress Loretta Young appears in this fundraising message, produced to be shown in New England movie theaters on behalf of the Jimmy Fund. Today, the Jimmy Fund supports cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Patients and their Pets

A sweet fundraising message on behalf of the animal friends of young patients battling cancer at the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Barbers

In this quirky, poignant short film, produced for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, hairstylists talk about their work for the benefit of one particular future customer.

Faithful Friends

Sportscaster Jim Britt presents this message on behalf of the Jimmy Fund to support cancer research and the care of pediatric cancer patients.

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