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'My heart and soul': Berkley mom rides in PMC for daughter who lost battle with cancer
January 31, 2023

Kristina McGarry, of Berkley, will be pedaling in the 2023 Pan-Mass Challenge Winter Cycle on February 4 in memory of her daughter, Kyla.

No Shave November campaign raised $8,500 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
January 06, 2023

The Hampshire County Sheriff and the TommyCar Auto group are a strong cancer research fundraising team. Together, they raised more than $8,500 during their "No Shave November" campaign for Dana-Farber.

Dana-Farber hopes to raise $1 million this Giving Tuesday
November 29, 2022

It's Giving Tuesday and there is no shortage of charities in need of support—Dana-Farber hopes to raise more than $1 million on Giving Tuesday for the patients and research at the institute.

Thouands take part in BAA Half Marathon, first in 3 years
November 13, 2022

Chilly, rainy weather did not dampen the spirits of those participants, hundreds of whom ran on behalf of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

TommyCar Auto Group raising money for cancer treatment, research through No Shave November
November 10, 2022

The owners of the TommyCar Auto Group in Hadley are busy raising money all this month to help the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute work toward a cure for cancer.

Way to go, A Team!

November 03, 2022

Attleboro’s A Team, a group of volunteers who have been raising money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund Walk for nearly three decades, had a banner year of fundraising.

Celebrate a Boston tradition at the BAA Half Marathon
October 03, 2022

The Boston Athletic Association holds its annual half marathon on Sunday, November 13, presented by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

Thousands lace up for 34th annual Jimmy Fund Walk
October 02, 2022

Thousands of walkers returned to the Boston Marathon course Sunday morning for the 34th annual Jimmy Fund Walk, the first time the event has been held in person for two years.

Cyclists take to unpaved Berkshire roads to raise money for cancer research in Pan-Mass Challenge Unpaved bike-a-thon
October 01, 2022

Jennifer Doboszynski says she believes she wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for a breast cancer treatment developed by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, so she volunteered for the inaugural PMC Unpaved, an off-road bike-a-thon riding gravel or mountain bikes on the Berkshires' back roads.

For 29 years, Mass. man raising funds for Dana-Farber pediatric cancer patients
September 29, 2022

For the past 29 years, Sammy Davis has raised money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, specifically the pediatric patients at the Jimmy Fund Clinic.

Greenfield dad, daughter finish bike ride raising money for cancer research
September 28, 2022

A father and daughter from Saratoga County who planned to bike 192 miles this past weekend have successfully completed their mission. George and Kelly Miller of Greenfield completed the entire Pan-Mass Challenge.

Cape Cod Chips releases limited-edition pink chips for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
September 28, 2022

Cape Cod Chips is putting a spotlight on breast cancer with a limited-edition flavor in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Five percent of the proceeds from the sale of each bag will be donated to the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tommy Car Auto hosts golf tournament to raise money for brain cancer research
September 27, 2022

The Tommy Car Auto Group held its annual Driving for a Cure Golf Tournament. It was held at Twin Hills Country Club on Shaker Road in Longmeadow. Carla and Tom hold the event each year to honor their father’s memory and raise money for brain cancer research.

Cosenzi family holds 14th annual "Driving for the Cure" charity golf tournament
September 27, 2022

For the 14th consecutive year, the Cosenzi family held its "Driving for the Cure" charity golf tournament in honor of Tom Consenzi, the owner of the Tommy Car auto dealerships, who died of brain cancer in 2009.

42 Natick residents participating in 2022 Jimmy Fund Walk on October 2
September 25, 2022

Forty-two residents from Natick will participate in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai on Sunday, October 2.

Annual "Kicks For Cancer" in Concord raises money for research at Dana-Farber
September 25, 2022

"Kicks Cancer Day" in Concord is a town-wide effort to raise money for cancer research, started 16 years ago in loving memory of Lois Wells, who died of ovarian cancer.

23 Reading residents to participate in Jimmy Fund Walk
September 20, 2022

Twenty-three Reading residents will participate in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk early next month to raise funds for cancer care and cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

West Newbury resident to take part in Jimmy Fund Walk
September 14, 2022

Local resident Rebecca Adams will participate in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Oct. 2. The annual event unites the community and raises money to support all forms of adult and pediatric care and cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Woburn’s Berardi earns 2022 Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund Award
September 06, 2022

Little League® is proud to recognize longtime volunteer, John Berardi of Woburn, on being named the recipient of the 2022 Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund Award, which was presented to him in an on-field ceremony at Fenway Park on August 22, 2022.

The Jimmy Fund Let’s Game "Quest 2 Defy Cancer" fundraising initiative kicks off today, calling upon gaming influencers to rally for the cause
September 01, 2022

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute announced today the formal kick-off of its Jimmy Fund Let's Game "Quest 2 Defy Cancer" fundraising initiative.

Jim Carr Memorial Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament raises over $13K
September 01, 2022

The 29th annual Woonsocket Little League’s Jim Carr Memorial Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament, which was held on Saturday, August 20, at Triggs Memorial Golf Course, was again a huge success.

BC's John Berardi receives Red Sox Jimmy Fund Award
August 30, 2022

BC's John Berardi received the Jimmy Fund's highest honor at a special ceremony held at Fenway Park before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on August 23.

Wake Up Call from Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk
August 26, 2022

Wake Up Call was at Encore Boston for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. To register, visit

Junior basketball player rides in charity bike race
August 25, 2022

One of the 6,000 riders in this year’s Pan-Mass Challenge was Ithaca College junior Andrew Geschickter, who plays for the college’s men’s basketball team. He rode a 112-mile portion of the race along with his father.

Chaim Bloom pledges Jimmy Fund donation per Red Sox win for rest of season
August 23, 2022

Appearing on WEEI's Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom pledged a donation of $100 per Red Sox win going forward.

Thousands run at the annual Falmouth Road Race to raise money for charity
August 21, 2022

About 10,000 runners joined together on Cape Cod to raise money for charity during the 50th annual Falmouth Road Race on Sunday. Dana-Farber’s Falmouth Road Race team has raised more than $8.6 million since 2003.

EMCOR in Greater Boston 14th annual charity golf event donates $10,000 to The Jimmy Fund
August 18, 2022

EMCOR in Greater Boston presented a $10,000 check to The Jimmy Fund during ceremonies at the EMCOR Greater Boston 14th Annual Golf Tournament Invitational held Monday, August 15, at Blue Hill Country Club, Canton, MA.

Retired police chief, cancer survivor Doug Mellis to join Jimmy Fund Walk
August 18, 2022

Doug Mellis, 61, a prostate cancer survivor, has found many ways to celebrate life. One of the most meaningful to him is joining the annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk in October.

Shawmut Design and Construction participates in 2022 Pan-Mass Challenge, raises $118,000
August 16, 2022

Shawmut Design and Construction participated in the 2022 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), marking the fifteenth consecutive year the firm has participated in the two-day bike-a-thon in Massachusetts.

Ashland 11-year-old makes bracelets to raise funds, awareness for cancer research
August 09, 2022

A small fundraiser started by a young girl in Ashland is making a big difference in her community. Lina is looming bracelets to raise awareness and money for Dana-Farber.

Golf marathon in Chicopee raises money for Jimmy Fund
August 09, 2022

A longtime family tradition called the 'Ken O’Neill Dawn to Dusk Golf Marathon,' that started 25 years ago with Mike O’Neill’s uncle, Ken, who was battling colon cancer, continued Monday where golfers played 108 holes in one day. All proceeds went to the Jimmy Fund.

Cranston Ninety Nine holding Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber fundraisers
August 08, 2022

The annual "give $5, get $5" effort for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund is now underway at the Ninety Nine restaurants. The restaurant chain has been running fundraisers for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund for 17 years, and has raised more than $5.8 million.

Pan-Mass Challenge riders endure heat to finish two day bike-a-thon, raising millions for cancer research
August 07, 2022

Riders in the Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thon have raised more than $45 million so far this year as the annual ride entered its final stages Sunday. They pushed past the intense heat this weekend, hoping to a raise a total of $66 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute when it's all over.

Dana-Farber doctor whose discovery saved his loved one, knows firsthand the power of PMC funding
August 04, 2022

A Dana-Farber doctor is riding in the PMC in honor of his uncle, a CLL survivor.

Stem cell doctor joins PMC rider after nearly 20 years of partnership
July 22, 2022

It was a surprise for a pair of longtime teammates doing the Pan-Mass Challenge: doctor Corey Cutler of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute revealed that for the first time, he would be riding his second day of the PMC with his Stem Cell Cyclists teammate Martha Gold, who rides in honor of her sister, a stem cell transplant patient.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ supports cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
July 14, 2022

54 Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ locations in New England are participating in A Chance for Kids & Families® program for the 9th consecutive year to raise money for the Jimmy Fund.

Granite Staters riding to raise $66M for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
July 14, 2022

The 131 NH riders will join 6,000 others in early August riding between 25 and 210 miles as part of the Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thon.

Lakeville's 'Candyman' selling chocolate to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
July 08, 2022

Fred Reagan, nicknamed "The Candyman," is selling chocolate bars to raise money for the Jimmy Fund. He will participate in his 17th Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk this October.

Winchester man ready to ride Pan-Mass Challenge for wife fighting rare cancer
June 27, 2022

David Morse of Winchester is ready to ride the Pan-Mass Challenge in support of his wife, who is undergoing treatment for a rare cancer.

Fenway Fantasy Day gives cancer patients a chance to take the field

June 26, 2022

Hundreds of adults and kids got the opportunity to play on the field at Fenway Park on Saturday as part of a long-running drive to raise money for cancer research. The John Hancock Fenway Fantasy Day gives donors along with cancer patients the opportunity to bat and take the field of Boston’s iconic Fenway Park.

Batting practice event at Fenway Park raises money for Jimmy Fund
June 25, 2022

Dana-Farber cancer patients and Jimmy Fund supporters got to take the field at Fenway Park on Saturday. The John Hancock Fenway Fantasy Day raised funds for the Jimmy Fund by holding a batting and fielding practice at the home of the Red Sox.

Brookline boy, cancer patient to bat at Fenway Park for Jimmy Fund

June 22, 2022

Cael Su Sotto, a three-year-old from Brookline, has been named a patient partner for this year's John Hancock Fenway Fantasy Day to benefit the Jimmy Fund, taking place on Saturday, June 25.

Brock Holt plans to run Boston Marathon to support Dana-Farber

June 20, 2022

Brock Holt, in a NESN interview Sunday, said he and his wife, Lakyn, plan to run the 2023 Boston Marathon to support Dana-Farber. “I’m going to say this on air, so I guess it’s going to be officially official."

The 39th annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl festival taking place at Patriot Place on Saturday

June 18, 2022

Join the Boston 25 News team at the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl, the annual all-you-can-eat ice cream festival celebrating its 39th anniversary.

Supporters give $24 donations in honor of Charlie Capalbo's 24th birthday
May 24, 2022

In honor of Charlie Capalbo, who passed away on April 24 after a five-year battle with cancer, family and friends Tuesday donated $24 each to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to mark what would have been Capalbo's 24th birthday.

The 39th annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® presented by Valvoline Instant Oil Change at Patriot Place
May 19, 2022

The beloved and delicious Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® presented by Valvoline Instant Oil Change is back in a big way for its 39th year at a new location: Patriot Place in Foxborough.

Hometown Hero: Jay Jeannotte, Narragansett
May 17, 2022

Local Hometown Sports Hero is Jay Jeannotte, a Narragansett native who will step into the ring Thursday night in a charity fight in Boston for Haymakers for Hope to benefit Dana-Farber.

Pan-Mass Challenge hosts Heavy Hitter Evening, Art Of The Ride auction
May 07, 2022

The Pan-Mass Challenge hosted its Heavy Hitter Evening, honoring the top PMC fundraisers who contributed to Dana-Farber in 2019, 2020, and 2021, as well as the first Art of the Ride auction, which featured unique pieces from 31 different artists with 100% of the proceeds benefitting lifesaving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber.

Westwood PMC Kids Ride returning June 12
April 28, 2022

Westwood's PMC Kids ride will be returning in person for the first time since 2019 on June 12. The event will begin at 7:45 a.m. at the Martha Jones School. Families are encouraged to ride or walk to the event as parking will be limited.

Presenting sponsor named for Tom Cosenzi Charity Golf Tournament
April 22, 2022

This year‘s Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament will be teeing off again for its 14th annual tournament to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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