Organize an Event

organize an event
Why organize a Jimmy Fund event?

There are a lot of reasons to organize a Jimmy Fund event. Whether you are paying tribute to a family member, friend, or colleague who has cancer; you have your own personal connection to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund; or you just want to get your family and friends together to have a great time, each event goes a long way in supporting compassionate care and cutting-edge research as well as the search for the latest cancer treatments. Events of all shapes and sizes, from ice cream socials to galas and corporate events to neighborhood block parties, are welcome!

What kind of support can I expect from the Jimmy Fund Events team?
  • Our staff is just a phone call away and will always be available to offer advice and answer all your questions.
  • You will have access to our online Event Manager Center and resources on hosting a virtual fundraising event.
  • Some events will have access to an online fundraising page, which links seamlessly to Facebook Fundraiser tools, to help make your event a success.
Aside from the rewarding experience of raising funds to fight cancer, are there any incentives for organizing a special event?

The Jimmy Fund team hosts exciting appreciation events each year. When you decide to organize an event, you will receive further details on our appreciation events and how you might participate. Your event may also qualify for a feature on Jimmy Fund social media throughout the year — keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for ideas from your fellow fundraisers!

I'd like to organize an event. Where do I begin?
  • Events Inquiry Form
    Fill out our quick and easy inquiry form. If you have any questions please contact the Jimmy Fund Events team.
  • Fun Ways to Fundraise Guide
    Get some great ideas to start planning your own event.
  • Jimmy Fund Golf
    Organize a corporate or community golf tournament, mini golf event, or golf marathon.
  • Email the Jimmy Fund Walk Team
    If you are interested in organizing your own walk event, contact the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk office.
  • Email the Running Team
    If you are interested in organizing a road race or running event, contact the Running Programs office.
Contact information
Events Team
617-632-3019
JimmyFundEvents@dfci.harvard.edu

Running Program
800-551-7036
DFRunners@dfci.harvard.edu

Walk
866-531-9255
JimmyFundWalk@dfci.harvard.edu
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