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'I'm so proud': Quincy brothers set up snack bar in Wollaston and donate to Jimmy Fund
September 03, 2021

Two enterprising boys grew tired of "always asking for money," and decided to raise some themselves, donating 50% of the proceeds to the Jimmy Fund.

Revere Residents to Participate in Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk
August 31, 2021

Ten residents from Revere will choose their own route on October 3 for the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai. Participants are encouraged to “Walk Your Way” from wherever they are most comfortable — whether that be from their neighborhood, favorite trail, or from a treadmill in their own home.

Why I'm Running: 'No marathoner is tougher than any of my patients'
August 31, 2021

In's "Why I'm Running" series, Boston Marathon runners share what's inspiring them to make the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston. A Dana-Farber nurse shares what inspires her to run.

WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon
August 25, 2021

WEEI/NESN sends a big thank you to everyone who donated during the 19th WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by Arbella Insurance. Your generosity helped raise more than $3.7 million to help strike out cancer.

Scooper Bowl Hopes To Raise $150,000 For Jimmy Fund This Week With New Format
August 15, 2021

The Scooper Bowl is back for 2021 in a new, reimagined format. The annual fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is usually held on City Hall Plaza in Boston, where it’s raised more than $7 million since 1983. Because of the pandemic, instead of having crowds at the plaza, two kinds of ice cream kits will be sold over four days at four locations, starting this Thursday, August 19.

PMC Detour: Lakeville's Dr. Robert Friedman improvises at this year's Pan-Mass Challenge
August 11, 2021

Lakeville resident Dr. Robert Friedman never missed the Pan-Mass Challenge, though this year, his 22nd ride for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber, was a little different.

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl at Patriot Place
August 11, 2021

Patriot Place is hosting the 2021 Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl on Thursday, Aug. 19. The Scooper Bowl is an annual fundraising effort where participants can enjoy ice cream while supporting adult and pediatric cancer research and care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Pan-Mass Challenge 2021: More than 6,000 riders cycle across Massachusetts for first time in 2 years
August 08, 2021

Thousands of riders returned to biking all across Massachusetts this weekend for a “very sweet” and “satisfying” Pan-Mass Challenge after last year’s plans changed dramatically because of the pandemic. The two-day, 211-mile bike-a-thon that raises money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brought together more than 6,000 riders to cycle across Massachusetts for the first time since August 2019.

PMC Riders Close In On $53M Fundraising Goal As Day 2 Gets Underway
August 08, 2021

Sunday marked the second day of the annual Pan-Mass Challenge as cyclists saddled up at several different starting lines. Though there are several changes in place this year to keep everyone safe, there is a feeling of hope and happiness as the riders come back together.

‘This Is For Her’: Pan-Mass Challenge Riders Honor Loved Ones Who Died From Cancer
August 07, 2021

Starting out dark and early, the 2021 Pan-Mass Challenge officially got underway Saturday morning, for a ride that bring both smiles and tears.

'Bakes for Breast Cancer': Maine eateries raising money for cancer research
August 06, 2021

Several restaurants and bakeries in Maine are participating in “Bakes for Breast Cancer,” which raises money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute research. The fundraising event, which has come to Maine for the first time, runs all weekend.

Spirit of tikkun olam drives many riders in annual Pan-Mass Challenge
July 29, 2021

The Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thon has raised $767 million and counting for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in its more than four decades. Its founder and executive director, Billy Starr, said the PMC has come to embody the spirit of tikkun olam, repairing the world.

Pan-Mass Challenge Supporters Featured By Popular Boston Brewery
July 23, 2021

Next month's Pan-Mass Challenge, the world's largest single athletic fundraiser, is aiming to raise $52 million — and New England-based brewery Harpoon Brewery is lending support through sales of its flagship beer.

Celebrity Chef Ming Tsai Using New Vegan Option At Fenway To Raise Money for Dana-Farber
July 23, 2021

There's a new food option at Fenway Park, as Chef Ming Tsai introduces fans to MingsBings at the historic ballpark, with a portion of the proceeds going to Dana-Farber. Ming has helped Dana-Farber for years by supporting the Pan-Mass Challenge. He helped prepare food for PMC events, and rode in the event himself.

Agawam Little League hosts sports tournament to support The Jimmy Fund
July 20, 2021

Fun times for the Agawam Little League Monday night, and all for a good cause. The Little League is hosting a baseball and a softball tournament in support of The Jimmy Fund.

Quartet finishes South Portland-Boston walk for Jimmy Fund
July 14, 2021

After five days of walking more than 100 miles, the Fenway for Our Fathers fundraiser that started in South Portland ended on Sunday at Fenway Park in Boston, raising $40,000 for the Jimmy Fund.

Local riders committed to raising money for Dana-Farber through PMC challenge rides
June 29, 2021

For the first time since 2019, more than 6,000 riders from 47 states and 11 countries will hit the road together during the first weekend of August with the common goal of making an impact in the fight against cancer.

Jimmy Fund Clinic, Families Enjoy Photo Session At Fenway Park
June 20, 2021

One patient said it was a moment to reflect on their experience at Dana-Farber.

17 Foxborough Residents Participating In 2021 Pan-Mass Challenge
June 15, 2021

More than 6,000 bicyclists, including 17 Foxborough residents, will take part in the 2021 Pan-Mass Challenge on August 7 and 8. The two-day, 211-mile bike-a-thon across Massachusetts will raise money for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

'Tri for Jimmy' held in Westfield to benefit the Jimmy Fund
June 13, 2021

The community laced up their sneakers for a good cause earlier today in Westfield at "Tri for Jimmy." The event included triathlons, duathlons, aqua bike and splash and dash options all to benefit the Jimmy Fund, with a goal to both raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and make it easier for beginners to give these events a try.

Pan-Mass Challenge Winter Cycle Held On Sunday At Fenway
June 06, 2021

A hot day at Fenway Park didn't keep the Pan-Mass Challenge cyclists from still putting on a successful event. The Pan-Mass Challenge Winter Cycle, a stationary cycling challenge, usually takes place indoors in January but was delayed this year due to the pandemic. All of the money raised goes towards cancer research, treatment and care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Announces $2 Billion Fundraising Campaign to Defy Cancer
May 17, 2021

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute today announced the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history, and the largest campaign ever in New England focused entirely on cancer. The Dana-Farber Campaign is a multi-year fundraising effort to raise $2 billion to accelerate the Institute's strategic priorities by supporting revolutionary science, extraordinary care, and exceptional expertise.

Charities push to raise needed funds while training for Boston Marathon
April 14, 2021

If not for the pandemic, thousands would be preparing for the running of the Boston Marathon, which would usually take place next week.

Bourne Girl Named Dana-Farber Ambassador
March 09, 2021

Stop & Shop is hosting its annual Help Cure Childhood Cancer campaign through March 31. The fundraiser will support pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Jimmy Fund Let's GameSM featured as Humble Bundle charity
January 27, 2021

Jimmy Fund Let's Game is currently featured as the Humble Bundle promoted charity on the latest release by the gaming group. Humble Bundle offers video game fans the opportunity each month to buy a themed package of games, with proceeds benefiting a specific charity.

OOFOS Donates $1 Million to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund Reaching Milestone Moment
January 26, 2021

OOFOS, the global leader in recovery footwear, announced today that its Project Pink initiative has reached a milestone moment, raising more than $1 Million for breast cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The donation comes as a result of the company's years-long partnership and commitment to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund.

Bearded officers raise record funds for cancer research
December 28, 2020

This year, the Gloucester police department raised a record-breaking $5,475 for Dana-Farber's sarcoma and bone cancer research — a disease that hits close to home for many on the force. Since the department began raising money for Dana-Farber in 2016, the officers have raised more than $20,000 for cancer research.

Local organizations raise over $7,000 for Dana-Farber
December 22, 2020

TommyCar Auto Group and the Hampshire County Sherriff's Office partnered to raise over $7,000 for their No Shave November campaign to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

15-Year-Old Raises Thousands For Jimmy Fund Selling Homemade Cupcakes
December 10, 2020

A 15-year-old East Bridgewater girl is making cupcakes to sell and raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. From her family’s home in East Bridgewater, she has sold more than 600 cupcakes and raised nearly $3000 in support of cancer research and patient care.

Pan-Mass Challenge rides against pandemic trend, raises $50M
December 09, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic forced other sports-related fundraisers to cancel or drastically lower their goals, the PMC went virtual and delivered $50 million for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Pan-Mass Challenge Donates $50M to Fight Cancer After 'Reimagined' 2020 Event
December 06, 2020

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic may have put a stop to the traditional August Pan-Mass Challenge ride this year, but it could not stop the fundraising or the determination to fight cancer. The Pan-Mass Challenge announced that a $50 million donation was made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, exceeding their expectations when the annual 3-day bike event had to be cancelled.

WEEI Giving Tuesday to benefit The Jimmy Fund
November 24, 2020

On Giving Tuesday, December 1, tune in to WEEI's special broadcast, Giving Tuesday to benefit the Jimmy Fund presented by Arbella Insurance, and hear stories of hope and inspiration for a cancer-free future.

Pan-Mass Challenge Winter Cycle Registration Now Open
November 17, 2020

Registration is now open for the Pan-Mass Challenge Winter Cycle, which will take place on January 30 at Fenway Park to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change raises over $56,410 for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
November 17, 2020

52 Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM locations participated in A Chance for Kids & Families® program for the 7th consecutive year to raise $56,410 for the Jimmy Fund, bringing their fundraising total for the program to over $297,400.

Normandy Farms raises nearly $15,000 for Jimmy Fund, Dana Farber
November 03, 2020

Normandy Farms, the popular local campground, raised nearly $15,000 for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as it conducted many fundraising events over the 2019-2020 year. This marked the 38th year of donations from Normandy Farms to the Jimmy Fund, with the total amount since 1983 reaching $387,376.

Newsmaker: Norwell family surprises dad with $60,000 for Dana-Farber
October 30, 2020

The family of Chris Devin, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, surprised him by raising $61,000 for the Dana-Farber Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center in time for Chris's birthday at the end of September. As of October, they have now reached $65,000 raised.

Mass. State Police Museum & Learning Center selling pink patches to fight cancer
October 24, 2020

Massachusetts State Police is asking the public to pitch in as the Massachusetts State Police Museum & Learning Center sells pink patches as part of a Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraiser for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Popular Streamers Play Against Cancer for Jimmy Fund Let's Game
October 21, 2020

Well-known streamers Elyse and James Willems will raise funds for the Jimmy Fund to support cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute during Jimmy Fund Let's Game℠ Streamer Weekend, Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1. James and Elyse are just two streamers you can look forward to watching during this 3-day fundraising event.

Nearly $100,000 donated to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute from "Driving for the Cure" charity golf tournament
October 16, 2020

TommyCar Auto Group hosted the 12th annual "Driving for the Cure" charity golf tournament in August to benefit neuro-oncology research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The tournament raised nearly $100,000 for Dana-Farber in honor of Tom Cosenzi.

'When you want to help, you find a way': Jimmy Fund holds virtual walk
October 05, 2020

While the route was different, walkers still came out by the hundreds to fight cancer with the Jimmy Fund Sunday. Participants usually take over the Boston Marathon course and wave at patients in Dana-Farber along the way, but because of the coronavirus, participants held virtual walks in their own communities.

Cape Cod teen raises money, awareness for the Jimmy Fund Walk after surviving rare cancer
October 02, 2020

While finishing treatment, Emily and her father watched walkers from the bridge of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute participate in the Jimmy Fund Walk. They were determined to join them the next year. So in 2010, Emily participated in her first Jimmy Fund Walk and has been part of it ever since.

PMC Kids Ride Celebrates Virtually This Weekend
October 02, 2020

This weekend is the 2020 virtual PMC Kids Ride. Kids are encouraged to hop on their bikes and raise money for cancer care and research at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Normally, these PMC Kids Rides take place throughout the year in dozens of different towns across Massachusetts. But this year, families are being asked to get creative and design their own individual routes.

Cape Cod Potato Chips brings back limited edition flavor for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 01, 2020

Cape Cod Potato Chip is bringing back a limited edition pink Himalayan salt & red wine vinegar flavor in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. It's the fourth year in a row the company has partnered with the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to bring the chips to shelves and provides a donation to the organization.

Join Boston 25 for the Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way
September 21, 2020

This year, the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday, October 4 will transform into a virtual event to ensure the safety of everyone in the community. Thousands will walk "their own way" to fight cancer and raise funds to support cancer research, groundbreaking discoveries, and all forms of adult and pediatric patient care at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Reimagined Pan-Mass Challenge Approaches $41M 2020 Fundraising Goal
September 21, 2020

The 41st annual Pan-Mass Challenge looked dramatically different than previous iterations—but even amid the ongoing pandemic, its record-breaking fundraising total continues to climb. Even without the physical ride, PMC had its most successful weekend of fundraising ever, bringing in more than $4 million from Friday, July 31 to Monday, Aug. 3.

Taunton 3-year-old with leukemia helps raise money for other children with cancer
September 11, 2020

Philip Gianiotis fought and beat his cancer, and now he and his family want to make sure all other children survive the disease too. Philip became an ambassador for Stop & Shop's Help Cure Childhood Cancer campaign. This month, shoppers at the grocery chain can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and buy reusable grocery bags with patient artwork, all of the money from which will go to fund research and care at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and other cancer centers.

Wake Up Call from Jimmy Fund Walk
September 10, 2020

This morning's Wake Up Call comes from Zach Blackburn, director of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. This year, the Jimmy Fund Walk will be virtual, with participants encouraged to walk in their own neighborhoods to raise money in support of research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Walking to end cancer
September 09, 2020

More than a dozen Milton residents will be among the thousands of people who will take part on Oct. 4 in the annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event has raised more than $145 million for Dana-Farber in its more than 30 year history. This year, the annual event is being called "Walk Your Way" and due to COVID-19 restrictions, participants will be walking wherever they choose and in some cases when they choose.

Shawmut Design and Construction participates in 2020 Pan-Mass Challenge Reimagined
September 04, 2020

Shawmut Design and Construction partook in the 2020 Pan-Mass Challenge, marking the thirteenth year in a row the firm has participated in the bike-a-thon. Adapting this year's ride to prioritize the health and safety of riders and volunteers, the Pan-Mass Challenge transformed into an interactive experience labeled "PMC Reimagined" — bringing together riders and supporters virtually from around the globe.

Red Sox wives raising money for Jimmy Fund by auctioning off baskets full of players' favorite things
August 24, 2020

The Boston Red Sox wives are raising money for the Jimmy Fund through an online auction where people can bid for baskets filled with players' favorite things.

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