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!

Top moments of 2021 at Dana-Farber & The Jimmy Fund

While 2021 remained a challenging year for all of us, it was not without its bright moments—stories of courage and dedication that inspired us, and advances that gave us hope. As we move into 2022, let’s reflect on some of…

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

  • Cervical cancer patient embraces life after navigating treatment
    Patsy McSweeney did not expect her primary care visit at the end of 2019 to lead to a cancer diagnosis. At the time, she was enjoying life with her family in Maine, where they had…
  • Dana-Farber’s mailroom team delivers kindness to cancer patients
    While doctors and nurses are often recognized as the “heroes” in a cancer treatment, care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute extends far beyond frontline medical staff. From parking attendants to interpreters, facilities staff to cafeteria workers,…
  • Working to defy cancer: Meet Erin McKenna
    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,…

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