Jimmy Fund Blog

The Jimmy Fund, established in Boston in 1948, comprises community-based fundraising events and other programs that, solely and directly, benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s lifesaving mission to provide compassionate patient care and groundbreaking cancer research for children and adults. Learn more through the inspiring stories on our blog!

Jimmy Fund Clinic family festival is a day of hope

For Leona O’Neill, 2, an encounter with gorillas—rather than an infusion chair—was the perfect way to spend a recent Sunday. Leona, who was diagnosed at eight months with a brain tumor, was one of more than 600 current and past…

The Dana-Farber Campaign: Join us to Defy Cancer

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund recently announced The Dana-Farber Campaign, an ambitious, multi-year effort to prevent, treat, and Defy Cancer. The Dana-Farber Campaign endeavors to raise $2 billion to accelerate our success through revolutionary science, extraordinary care, and …

Latest Stories

  • PMC funding brings nephew-uncle pair full circle
    Every so often, a story comes around that is truly full circle. This is one of those. Matthew Davids, MD, MMSc, director of clinical research in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Division of Lymphoma, was a competitive…
  • Family foundation memorializes son and brings focus to rare cancer
    “He was just a cool kid—and just getting ready to start his life.” – Suzanne Vincze, Max’s mother In May 2021, Craig and Suzanne Vincze’s son Max was studying for a final exam during his…
  • Fundraising tips for children and teens
    Getting involved in fundraising is a great way for children and teens to learn the importance of philanthropy and helping others, and important skills like time and project management, while getting the “feel-good” benefits of…

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