Jimmy Fund Blog

The Jimmy Fund, established in Boston in 1948, is comprised of 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!

Featured Stories

A second chance on life: Grady’s story

“Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” It’s been 10-year-old Grady’s mantra for the past three years. In the summer of 2018, Grady’s family noticed he was having trouble hearing. He’d complain that empty restaurants were too noisy and suddenly…

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

  • Freddie inspires progress, and hope, for neuroblastoma research
    Freddie Page has always been a happy little boy. He loves playing with trucks and buses, he loves his family—and his family loves him dearly. In June 2020, the Page Family received devastating news. At…
  • Working to defy cancer: Meet Sarah Shinn Lodigiani
    This post is part of a series highlighting staff members within Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & The Jimmy Fund’s Division of Philanthropy, to give supporters an inside peek at life at New England’s favorite charity. Today,…
  • Patient gives back through “More Pasta, Less Sarcoma”
    In July 2021, Margaret Schroeder became a Jimmy FundRaiser when she held her first-ever Jimmy Fund virtual event in support of Cigall Kadoch, PhD, a cancer biology researcher and rising star at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.…

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