Brock Holt is a star player for the Boston Red Sox, but to patients and families at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, he’s more than a baseball player—he’s a friend. Since his rookie season in 2014, Holt has dedicated himself both on and off the field to bringing joy to cancer patients as the Jimmy Fund Captain.
And for the fourth time, Holt is the Boston Red Sox nominee for the MLB’s prestigious Roberto Clemente Award—thanks, in part, to his amazing dedication to the Jimmy Fund. The Roberto Clemente Award honors a player for his character, commitment to community, and positive contributions.
As Jimmy Fund Captain, Holt is an advocate and ambassador for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, and he’s always gone above and beyond in this role. He visits with patients in the clinic and calls and video chats with them to stay in touch. Along with his wife, Lakyn, he delivers holiday gifts to patients and their parents, and—during one visit—patients designed multi-colored cleats for Holt to wear on-field in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Holt consistently shows his support for patients outside of the Jimmy Fund Clinic, too. He participates in the annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by Arbella Insurance Foundation, meets with teenage patients during their annual trip to Red Sox spring training, and even penned the names of clinic patients on his batting gloves during the 2018 playoffs on the road to the Red Sox’ World Series victory.
Recently, Jimmy Fund Clinic patients and their families wrote letters to Holt expressing their gratitude for his friendship and support.
We are grateful to Jimmy Fund Captain Brock Holt for all that he does on behalf of Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. He is an inspiration and friend to so many patients and their families. In the words of Jimmy Fund Clinic patient James, “You make me feel so special.” You can help Brock Holt win the MLB’s Roberto Clemente Award when you vote online. Brock does so much for so many. Now we have the opportunity to do something for him when we #VoteBrock.