Jimmy Fund Blog

Molly's Cupcakes

Baking with a mission

January 9, 2021

“Eat cupcakes and cure cancer.” That’s the motto of 15-year-old Molly Butts. Throughout 2020, this young entrepreneur has been raising money to support cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund in a tasty way: baking and selling cupcakes for a cause she believes in. Since September, Molly has baked over…

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Holiday sweets may be paused, but support continues

January 5, 2021

For decades, Miriam “Mimi” Rosenblatt has been bringing holiday cheer to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute faculty and staff each December. The sound of piano fills the halls and long lines of staff form behind tables teeming with pies, cakes, and cookies. Mimi, always easy to spot as hostess, thanks to her trademark hats, started providing her…

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National Guard Collage

National Guard keeps ‘rucking’ for Dana-Farber

December 23, 2020

For years, a staple of the holidays at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been the arrival of soldiers from the Massachusetts Army National Guard Officer Candidate School (OCS), with hundreds of toys in hand for patients in Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic. The soldiers march up to 10 miles through the streets of Boston, with rucksacks full…

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Patient Collage

Santa spreads cheer to Jimmy Fund Clinic patients

December 21, 2020

Many things were different about 2020, but even a pandemic couldn’t keep holiday cheer away from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund Clinic. With in-person gatherings not possible due to COVID-19 safety precautions, Jimmy Fund Clinic “elves” brought the fun to patients virtually—through Zoom Santa visits in clinic and in the comfort of their own homes….

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