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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.

Two 75-year-old men are New Hampshire's oldest runners in 2023 Boston Marathon
March 14, 2023

Two 75-year-old men are New Hampshire's oldest runners in 2023 Boston Marathon. Dick Correa, of Newbury, is running for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

'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.

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