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Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund Award

Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund award winners

The Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund Award is the Jimmy Fund's highest honor, presented annually by the Red Sox to those who have demonstrated longstanding commitment to the lifesaving mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

The 2021 award was presented to Team Russo at the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by Arbella Insurance on August 25, 2021. Team Russo is the largest supporter of the annual John Hancock Fenway Fantasy Day fundraising event. Over 17 years of support, Team Russo has raised more than $2.1 million in honor of Rob Russo Jr., who was treated at Dana-Farber for gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) for 21 years before passing away in 2020. The family has continued their advocacy since then, naming the Team Russo Lab to continue making a lasting impact on patients and their families.

Past Red Sox Jimmy Fund Award winners include:

  • 2020: C&S Wholesale Grocers and C&S Charities, organizers of the annual C&S Charity Golf Outing/Tee Up for Kids®
  • 2019: Arbella Insurance Group and Arbella Insurance Foundation, corporate partners; and Team Todd and The Schwartz Family, Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk fundraisers
  • 2018: The Abrams Family, supporters and founders of the Robyn Elise Abrams Memorial Golf Tournament
  • 2017: Eaton Vance, corporate partner
  • 2016: Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub, corporate partner
  • 2015: Robert B. Brack, tournament director of the Joan H. Brack Memorial Golf Tournament
  • 2014: Granite Telecommunications and the Hale Family
  • 2013: David and Eileen Perini, Dana-Farber Trustees and founders of the David B. Perini, Jr. Quality of Life Clinic and the Perini Family Survivors' Center
  • 2012: HomeGoods, corporate partner; and Frank Strauss, founder and chair of the Expect Miracles Foundation
  • 2011: WEEI Sports Radio Network, corporate partner; New England Sports Network (NESN), corporate partner; and Jason Wolfe, vice president of AM Programming for Entercom New England
  • 2010: National Amusements, corporate partner; and Shar Redstone, Dana-Farber Trustee and president of National Amusements
  • 2009: TJX Companies, Inc., corporate partner; Richard Sherr, president of TJX Companies, Inc.; and Hyundai Motor America and the Eastern Region, corporate partner
  • 2008: Burger King Corporation and its Franchisees, corporate partner
  • 2007: Kathryn and Trot Nixon, former Boston Red Sox player and Jimmy Fund Co-Captain
  • 2006: Peter Gammons, Major League Baseball and ESPN columnist
  • 2005 Dunkin' Donuts Northeast Franchisees, corporate partner; and John Henderson, Chairman of the Board, Dunkin' Donuts Northeast Distribution Center
  • 2004: Tom O'Brien, Hyundai dealership owner and corporate partner; and Rosemary and Jim Lonborg, former Boston Red Sox player and Red Sox Hall of Famer
  • 2003: E.J. Jaxtimer, founder of the Joe Cronin Memorial Fishing Tournament; and Dr. Robert Bornstein, event fundraiser
  • 2002: Kenneth R. Levine, Dana-Farber Trustee and Senior Vice President and General Manager for Management Systems at McAfee
  • 2001: John Hancock Financial Services, corporate partner
  • 2000: Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, corporate partner
  • 1999: The D'Angelo Family, Twins Enterprise, corporate partner; and Bill Pullan, New England commissioner for Babe Ruth Baseball
  • 1998: Boston Athletic Association, community partner
  • 1997: American Airlines, corporate partner; and Paul Doherty, former executive director of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association
  • 1996: The Sadowsky Family, Dana-Farber Trustees
  • 1995: Emily and Dominic DiMaggio, former Boston Red Sox player and Red Sox Hall of Famer; and Al Miller, Jimmy Fund Council member
  • 1994: Dairy Mart, corporate partner
  • 1993: Pan-Mass Challenge, the most successful athletic fundraising event in the U.S., with 100 percent of all rider-raised dollars directed to the Jimmy Fund
  • 1992: Acme Auto Parts, corporate partner
  • 1991: Spalding Sports, corporate partner; and Fred DiGregorio, founder and director of Jimmy Fund Golf
  • 1990: Kathy and Mike D'Errico, event fundraisers; and Joan and Bob Stanley, former Boston Red Sox Player and Red Sox Hall of Famer
  • 1989: Polaroid Corporation, corporate partner; and James Pike, Pike Productions, corporate partner
  • 1988: Bobby Doerr, former Boston Red Sox player, National Baseball Hall of Famer, and Red Sox Hall of Famer; and Dan Murphy Jr., event fundraiser
  • 1986: The Employees of GTE, corporate partner; and Vincent Carbone, event fundraiser
  • 1985: Newburyport Parade Committee, community partner; and Jack Campbell, WPLM-FM, Plymouth, the radio voice of both the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins
  • 1984: Joe Cronin, former Boston Red Sox player, National Baseball Hall of Famer, Red Sox Hall of Famer, and American League President; and Ted Williams, former Boston Red Sox player, National Baseball Hall of Famer, and Red Sox Hall of Famer
  • 1983: Johnny Pesky, former Boston Red Sox player and Red Sox Hall of Famer; and Billy Sullivan, team publicist for the Boston Braves
  • 1982: Eliot House, Harvard University; and Worcester, Massachusetts Softball Committee, community partner
  • 1981: Ralph Edwards, broadcaster; and Louis R. Perini, former owner of the Boston Braves
  • 1980: Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, community partner; and Variety Club of New England, community partner
  • 1979: William S. Koster, executive director of the Jimmy Fund; and Carl Yastrzemski, former Boston Red Sox player, National Baseball Hall of Famer, and Red Sox Hall of Famer
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