Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Memorial and tribute gifts are a powerful way to honor or remember your loved ones, friends, or colleagues by supporting Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund's mission to conquer cancer. Your meaningful gift provides critical funds to allow doctors, scientists, and caregivers to perform cutting-edge cancer research and to deliver our signature total patient care for adults and children.

Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift

Suggested Obituary Language

If you would like to direct family and friends to make memorial gifts to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, the following is suggested language for an obituary or other tribute:

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of {deceased name} to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.jimmyfund.org/gift.

If you have questions or would like to be notified of gifts received in memory of your loved one, please contact Dana-Farber's Donor Services at 617-632-2903 or AskCS@dfci.harvard.edu.

Ways to give

Other Ways to Honor and Remember

  • Participate in an Event
    Take part in a Jimmy Fund event to honor a loved one.
  • Organize an Event
    Our Special Events team will help you plan the perfect event to pay tribute to your loved one.
  • Start a Golf Tournament
    Organize a golf tournament to honor someone special and support groundbreaking cancer research and patient care.
  • Create a Giving Page
    Share your story through an online giving page and unite friends and family to raise funds to conquer cancer.
  • Name a Gene
    Make your mark on the fight against cancer by naming a gene in our Gene Display.
  • Holiday Cards
    Honor a loved one and make your holiday greetings more meaningful by sending cards that conquer cancer.
  • Everyday greeting cards and e-Cards
    Our greeting cards and eCards are a meaningful way to honor a loved one, friend, or colleague while sending congratulations, birthday wishes, or telling someone you care.
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