Jimmy Fund Blog


TJ Gardner

Why TJ Gardner runs for Annie

February 25, 2021

Annie Mac Evans, my incredible cousin, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) on February 10, 2016. She was only 25 years old. She was immediately referred to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and on February 11, she had her first appointment with her mother, father, and future husband by her side. They were so grateful for…

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Tips for lowering your cancer risk

Cancer is caused by a unique combination of genetic changes that cause cells to divide uncontrollably and invade normal tissues. According to the National Cancer Institute, these may be inherited genetic mutations, or, more likely, they occur throughout someone’s lifetime due to errors in the division of normal cells or because of DNA changes from…

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Frank Lab Members

Dana-Farber lab focuses on science, equity, and inspiring the next generation

February 19, 2021

Dana-Farber’s David Frank, MD, PhD, treats patients with lymphoma and leukemia, researches new targeted therapies for cancer, and, for the last 25 years, has mentored lab members from diverse scholarly, ethnic, and personal backgrounds—working to level the playing field of scientific research one hire at a time. “For complex issues, like discovering new treatments for…

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OOFOS Staff

OOFOS celebrates $1 million fundraising milestone

February 18, 2021

Recovery footwear company OOFOS has taken major steps in the fight against cancer with their strong commitment to supporting breast cancer research at Dana-Farber. In December 2020, OOFOS crossed the one-million-dollar milestone as the company continues to blaze ahead in its dedicated partnership. OOFOS, the official recovery shoe of Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, donates…

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