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Jun 6 - The 41st annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® presented by Herb Chambers - Boston, MA Patch

May 07, 2024

The 41st annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl presented by Herb Chambers will take place on Thursday, June 6, returning to downtown Boston for the first time since 2019.

Wake up call: Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Team

April 10, 2024

The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team joined the WCVB Channel 5 news team for the April 10 “wake up call.”

Wayland, MA, resident honored with “Dana-Farber Employee Award: Staff Spotlight” by Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk
April 01, 2024

Wayland, MA, resident Wendy Tyra was recognized with “Dana-Farber Employee Award: Staff Spotlight” for her efforts in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai.

Hundreds spin at Fenway raising critical funding for cancer research at PMC Winter Cycle
March 12, 2024

On March 9, the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) hosted PMC Winter Cycle, a charitable spin event in Boston at Fenway Park, for the seventh time.

Dana Farber patient who played “Fortnite” on jumbotron at Fenway joins the Mix!
January 31, 2024

10-year-old Ramie Darling joined the show with his father to talk about his amazing experience at Fenway.

Pan-Mass Challenge raises $72 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
November 12, 2023

The Pan-Mass Challenge unveiled its 2023 gift to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at a celebratory brunch on Sunday.

Westford family raises money for Jimmy Fund with massive Boston Tea Party Halloween display
October 19, 2023

A family in Westford is raising money for the Jimmy Fund with their huge Boston Tea Party-themed Halloween display. 

WCVB's Doug Meehan Opens Up About His Cancer Journey at Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon
October 17, 2023

WCVB NewsCenter 5 anchor and reporter Doug Meehan opened up about his cancer journey at the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on August 30th, and even got to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. 

Tim Wakefield remembered for selfless dedication to Dana-Farber, Jimmy Fund patients
October 02, 2023

As thousands of people walked to raise money for cancer care and research at the Jimmy Fund Walk in Boston on Sunday, some tears were shed at the finish line as many learned of the passing of Red Sox legend Tim Wakefield.

Local 6-year-old battling leukemia to take part in Jimmy Fund Walk year after diagnosis
October 01, 2023

When hundreds of people walked with a purpose for the Jimmy Fund, the family of 6-year-old patient Ben Currier went to the sky bridge between the Dana-Farber building and the Jimmy Fund Clinic, waving to the crowd below.

Wakefield native designs ‘Love Your Melon' beanie to benefit Dana Farber
September 27, 2023

Leah Ellis is the winner of Love Your Melon’s 2023 “Build Your Own Beanie” contest to support children battling cancer, to benefit Dana-Farber.

Killington local rides in gravel bike-a-thon for cancer research
September 27, 2023

Killington local Robby Joyce rode in the Pan-Mass Challenge’s (PMC) PMC Unpaved event this past weekend, a gravel bike-a-thon to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Dana-Farber) in Boston.

Bicyclists cruise the Berkshires to raise money for cancer research
September 26, 2023

Bicycle riders helped raise money to help find a cure for cancer during the Pan-Mass Challenge in Lenox on Saturday.

Hundreds of cyclists biked the "PMC Unpaved" gravel race to raise money for Dana Farber
September 24, 2023

Hundreds of cyclists biked the "PMC Unpaved" event across the Berkshires to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

"There is hope": Jimmy Fund hosts cancer patients at Franklin Park Zoo
September 17, 2023

Joy, laughter and hugs filled the Franklin Park Zoo on Sunday as hundreds of children and families took part in the 30th annual Jimmy Fund Clinic Summer Festival.

Tiny former patient to walk for cancer Oct. 1
September 14, 2023

On Oct. 1, the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk will feature eight residents from Cumberland, including 4-year-old Avery Paananen, who was diagnosed with B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia two years ago.

Melrose woman and her dog complete Jimmy Fund cow parade photo journey on National Dog Day
August 26, 2023

Jodi Dwyer and her Irish doodle, Finley completed their photo journey to see all the cows in the Jimmy Fund cow parade. The pair visited their 75th and final cow called the "Umbrella Man" in the Seaport Saturday morning on National Dog Day.

Wayland resident to walk in Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk – WaylandeNews
August 23, 2023

Wayland resident, Blair Ramsey, registered for the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai to raise funds and support the incredible cancer warriors who fight cancer every day.

Riding in sync – Pan-Mass cyclists team up in support of cause | Wareham
August 08, 2023

On Saturday, Aug. 5, members of the 2013-14 Southern New Hampshire University hockey team set off on the challenge’s Wellesley to Bourne route for a total of 84 miles.

Thousands of cyclists take off in the 43rd Pan-Mass Challenge
August 05, 2023

More than 6,000 cyclists began their ride Saturday in the 43rd Pan-Mass Challenge, taking off on the 211-mile ride to raise money for cancer research.

Pan-Mass Challenge seeks to raise $70M for Dana-Farber
August 07, 2023

A father-son duo has participated in the Pan-Mass Challenge for nearly 40 years combined.

Mother riding first Pan-Mass Challenge for daughter recovering from brain tumor
August 04, 2023

Nancy Hamilton fully admits, she is no cyclist. But this single mom is getting ready for the ride of her life. She's nervous but determined to join the pack at the Pan-Mass Challenge this weekend.

'Beautiful to see everyone coming together': Ivy Dowdle of Charlton excited for first PMC
August 04, 2023

Ivy Dowdle of Charlton is no stranger to fundraising for Dana-Farber. The rising high school senior remembers her first Pan-Mass Challenge Kids Ride in Uxbridge, and this year she will ride the PMC for the first time.

Pelham man riding Pan-Mass Challenge for 30th time
August 04, 2023

One of the biggest charity fundraisers in America, the 44th annual Pan-Mass Challenge, starts Friday. More than 6,000 riders will raise a record-breaking $70 million for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Dana-Farber oncologist wants PMC riders to know their efforts are saving lives
August 02, 2023

Dr. Craig Bunnell, a nine-year PMC rider, sees the role donations make in discoveries at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Jimmy Fund Cow Parade inspires photo journey for Melrose woman and her dog
July 26, 2023

A dog who is pretty good at posing for pictures appears to have an affinity for fake cows. Jodi Dwyer and her Irish Doodle Finley often go on walks around Boston.

Tewksbury resident: Gazzullo, 15-year cancer survivor, takes on PMC
July 15, 2023

In the buildup to the early Au­gust Pan Mass Challenge, Tewksbury resident and rider Joe Gazzullo sits with the Town Crier to discuss his inspiration and journey to the big day.

Moultonborough woman riding Pan-Mass Challenge for 25th time — and starting in a different state
July 14, 2023

The Pan-Mass Challenge is coming up on Aug. 5 and 6. The bicycling event will raise about $70 million for research and treatments at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Woonsocket L.L.'s Jim Carr Memorial Jimmy Fund golf tournament is Aug. 19 at Triggs
July 13, 2023

The 30th annual Woonsocket Little League Jim Carr Memorial Jimmy Fund golf tournament will return to Triggs Memorial Golf Course in Providence on Saturday, Aug. 19.

Red Sox Foundation, Jimmy Fund Unveil Charity License Plates
June 30, 2023

The Boston Red Sox Foundation, with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, announced Friday the release of a co-branded charity plate design commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Jimmy Fund and the lasting partnership between the two organizations.

Why colorful cow sculptures are popping up around Boston
June 26, 2023

CowParade New England raising money for the Jimmy Fund CowParade New England raising money for the Jimmy Fund.

Woonsocket teen’s art on HomeGoods bag; cancer organizations benefit
June 15, 2023

Tim and Kristina Chambers said they couldn’t ask for a better daughter in 17-year-old Kaylee Chambers, who spends most of her time crafting, from making jewelry and homemade cards for others, to singing and songwriting.

Somerville locals raise funds for cancer research and treatment in 2023 Pan-Mass Challenge
June 12, 2023

On Aug. 5 and 6, more than 6,000 riders from around the globe, including 59 residents from Somerville, will pedal in the 44th Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC).

Dana-Farber, Jimmy Fund host annual ‘Striking Out Cancer’ fundraiser at Fenway Park
June 10, 2023

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund teamed up for the annual Striking Out Cancer event at Fenway Park on Saturday.

Kids Pan-Mass Challenge returns for its ninth year
June 05, 2023

The Kids Pan-Mass Challenge is back for its ninth year with Ride Coordinator Robin Shevland excited for the bike-a-thon which will take place on June 10 at the Lynch Elementary School.

Win or Lose, You May Soon Spot a Celtics Cow Around Boston – Here's What It's About
May 24, 2023

Artists Elson and Wilson Fortes, who work out of Dorchester and own CrazyGoodz, decided to use the team as an inspiration to give back to the community. The brothers were one of 60 artists enlisted to decorate a cow statue for a "CowParade" fundraiser benefiting the Jimmy Fund.

75 years ago, a boy with cancer, Einar Gustafson, got the surprise of his life – and the nickname ‘Jimmy’
May 20, 2023

Remembering the day a young Boston Braves fan, lying ill in a hospital bed, found himself on a national radio program, and became the inspiration for the Jimmy Fund.

Pan-Mass Challenge riders meet their 'pedal partners' at Fenway Park
May 14, 2023

Riders taking part in this year's Pan-Mass Challenge got to meet up with their "pedal partners" during a party Saturday at Fenway Park.

Local children to ride bikes for kids with cancer
May 08, 2023

The 12th annual Pan Mass Challenge Kids Ride will take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at McAlister Intermediate School at 260 Mountain Road.

Town Talk: A conversation with Nancy Smith – completes 23rd consecutive Boston Marathon
April 24, 2023

Nancy Smith, a resident of Front Royal, Virginia, achieved an incredible feat by completing her 23rd consecutive Boston Marathon this year, and 8th running as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge.

13-year-old Franklin boy makes homemade medal for neighbor who ran Boston Marathon
April 18, 2023

A Franklin woman is moved to tears when her neighbor left a handmade gift on her front steps the morning after running the Boston Marathon for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Bedford resident runs Boston Marathon on Dana-Farber team; raises money for cancer research in honor of family members
April 12, 2023

The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team has more than 500 runners this year, including 18 from New Hampshire.

Mainer’s support for cancer research runs through the family
April 12, 2023

After 11 marathons and a “Lifetime Achievement Award,” Jason Kroot and his family continue to walk, run, and root for a cancer cure in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.

Jamaica Plain’s Breuninger Joins Jimmy Fund Walk in Memory of Roommate & Best Friend
April 12, 2023

Jamaica Plain resident Drew Breuninger decided to participate in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk in memory of his dear friend and roommate, Marcos Flegmann.

Cow sculptures to support fight against cancer
April 02, 2023

Two Maine artists have painted cow sculptures for the Cow Parade New England, which is raising money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Has eyes and legs set for 127th Boston Marathon: Pandemic helped Cochrane fall in love with running
April 01, 2023

Since the COVID pandemic, running is all Cochrane has wanted to do. In roughly three years, Cochrane has gone from an inexperienced runner to having her eyes set on the 127th annual Boston Ma­rathon, which she will be running in on April 17th in partnership with Dana-Farber.

Newton Girl Named 'First-Time Walker of the Year' By Jimmy Fund
March 29, 2023

Just a month after finishing chemotherapy treatment, First-Time Walker of the Year Anya Rhodes of Newton walked across the finish line at the Jimmy Fund Walk.

Red Sox pitcher Garrett Whitlock named 2023 Jimmy Fund Captain
March 27, 2023

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund announced today that Boston Red Sox pitcher, Garrett Whitlock, will serve as the Jimmy Fund Captain this season. Whitlock will be an ambassador for the Jimmy Fund’s 75th anniversary and will help to support and promote Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund’s mission to defy cancer.

Team Honda has 8 Boston Marathon runners from New Hampshire raising money for Dana Farber
March 23, 2023

Team Honda has 8 Boston Marathon runners from New Hampshire raising money for Dana-Farber.

Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Golf Tournament raises over $156,000 for Dana-Farber
March 15, 2023

The Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure charity golf tournament raised $156,600 this year for Dana-Farber. The most recent fundraising efforts set a new record for the event.

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