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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

  • Breast cancer patient takes steps to help others
    In 2009, Sandra Broome, a 33-year-old active mom, was surprised to receive a breast cancer diagnosis, especially at such a young age. She quickly had a double mastectomy to treat the disease, thinking that would…
  • Hastings family celebrates 10 years of the Casey Street Gang
    In June 2010, the Hastings family found themselves feeling helpless upon learning their sister Suzie was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. The news came as a huge shock to all, especially given Suzie was…
  • Team Beans defies cancer for Francesca
    When Andrew Kaczynski and Rachel Ensign returned to Boston for the first time since their daughter, Francesca, passed away from an infant brain tumor, they arrived at Fenway Park on a personal mission to defy…

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