Get your #ScoopsforJimmy at home

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® presented by Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM is being postponed from June to September to keep our supporters safe and healthy during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. But there is always a reason for a sweet treat, especially during trying times! To spread some smiles, we encourage you to create your own Jimmy…

Coping Day-to-Day with COVID-19 Uncertainty

Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Sue Morris, PsyD and Karen Fasciano, PsyD We are currently living in a very uncertain world with the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Not knowing what will happen next or worrying whether we or one of our family members might get sick, is likely to create…

We’re here to help you fundraise in new ways

We here at Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund are amazed by our dedicated community of supporters and volunteers who are committed to Dana-Farber’s mission to conquer cancer and know that funds need to be raised now more than ever because a cancer diagnosis cannot be put on hold, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Although your golf tournament, restaurant night, yard sale, or karaoke…

Our amazing community and COVID-19

Like you, Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund are closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The health of our patients and our staff remain our first priority through these unprecedented and unsettling circumstances—and is at the heart of every decision we are making today and every day. Dana-Farber is continuing to do everything it can…

Young multiple myeloma patient pays it forward

By Ethan Hawes So much of a cancer diagnosis is how you view it. From 2013, when I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma as a 22-year-old college senior, until 2016, I felt isolated and insecure. Getting diagnosed with something so rare at 22 was terrifying and overwhelming. As a young person, I hadn’t faced such…

Cervical cancer patient aims to raise awareness after fourth diagnosis

In honor of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Karen, a Dana-Farber patient, is sharing her story to raise awareness for the disease, which affects more than 13,000 women in the United States per year.  It all started back in August of 2013. During a dental procedure, it was discovered that my blood pressure was stroke-level high….

Thru-hiker conquers Pacific Crest Trail in memory of mother

Jim “Slim” Klumpp first set his sights on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2018, one year after his mother, Susan “Sue” Klumpp, passed away. Sue was Slim’s biggest supporter, in both his adventurous and creative pursuits. Slim’s grandparents were writers and Sue encouraged this talent in her son from an early age. After she…

Cancer patient believes, ‘Anything is possible with Dana-Farber’

Anne Palmer cannot stay still. If she is not reading or spending time with her husband of 34 years or three sons, she can be found participating in her favorite athletic activities including running, skateboarding, skiing, boogie boarding, and snorkeling. In fact, Anne had just completed a half-marathon when, in June 2012, she found a…