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The Jimmy Fund/Variety Children's Charity Theatre Collections
Friday, June 13 – Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jimmy Fund Variety Children's Variety Club Logo

Collecting Hope and Fighting Cancer since 1949

Hit the big screen and help fight cancer with the Jimmy Fund's longest-running fundraiser.

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Each summer since 1949, participating movie theaters have shown a Jimmy Fund "trailer" before the start of a feature film. Afterward, volunteers and theater personnel invite patrons to contribute to the Jimmy Fund by passing around collection canisters.

In 2013, movie audiences gave more than $533,000 through this longstanding, feel-good community program. We are grateful for their support, and to the volunteers who contributed their time and hard work.

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Watch the volunteer training video to learn about Theatre Collections:

For more information:

Contact: Catie Hsieh
Phone: (617) 582-7724

A summer hit

Pauline Tan

Pauline Tan, a survivor of nasal cancer, has volunteered with the Jimmy Fund/Variety Children's Charity Theatre Collections program for nearly a decade.

Stronger than Ever

Dan Pardi in a screenshot from the Stronger than Ever trailer

Stronger than Ever chronicles the journey of Dan Pardi, a pediatric cancer survivor, as he returns to Dana-Farber 14 years after his treatment. The film builds on an earlier trailer, Strong as Iron, that introduced us to Pardi and the relationship he and other Jimmy Fund Clinic patients had with a special group of iron workers.
Stronger than Ever
Strong as Iron

Jimmy Fund remembers Irving Shapiro, 'ambassador' for the cause

Irving Shapiro

As a Variety Club founder, Shapiro helped organize the original "Jimmy" broadcast and was active in the Golf Program into his 90s. Read more