Kids Conquer Cancer
Fun Ways to Engage Kids in Philanthropy
Teach children and young adults the importance of philanthropy by participating in a fun fundraising event that supports patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. By participating in these events, children are able to tap into their creativity, build self–confidence, and learn the importance of fundraising in the community.
- Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai
Truly a family affair, the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk offers four routes, ranging in distance from a 5K Walk (3.1 miles) from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to the full Marathon Walk (26.2 miles) from Hopkinton along the Boston Marathon course, as well as the option to walk “your way” virtually. To engage younger participants, the Jimmy Fund Walk offers a reduced fundraising minimum of $130 for kids under 18 years old walking in person and a $30 minimum for those walking virtually. There is also a Young Pacesetters program for kids under 18 who raise $300 or more.
- John Hancock
Fenway Fantasy Day - High School All Stars
High school baseball or softball teams fundraise to send a Dana-Farber patient to John Hancock Fenway Fantasy Day. Fundraising teams have the chance to win the opportunity to play at Fenway Park during the event.
Fund Little League presented by Franklin Sports
Jimmy Fund Little League presented by Franklin Sports provides youth baseball and softball players throughout New England the opportunity to play after the season ends by raising funds for the Jimmy Fund.
- Jimmy Fund Mini Golf
Jimmy Fund Mini Golf is an easy and fun way for family and friends to come together to support Dana-Farber. Participants can host mini golf fundraising events for school functions and community service projects.
- Rally Against CancerSM
Participants can start a Rally team and wear their Red Sox gear to school on Fenway Park’s Opening Day. Teams have the opportunity to earn rewards — including Red Sox tickets, hats, or a visit from a Red Sox player.
- Scooper Schools
Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® presented by Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM will be hosted at Patriot Place in Foxborough on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Students can earn free admission to this all-you-can-eat ice cream festival as well as other great prizes by participating in the Jimmy Fund Scooper Schools Program and helping the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute defy cancer by fundraising with their classroom throughout the year.
Ways to Fundraise
Interested in hosting your own event? From bake sales and potlucks, to car washes, yard sales, and baseball games — it’s easy to host your own event and the Jimmy Fund provides ample resources to help you be successful. Learn how to organize an event and get started today.