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!

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Young dad finishes sarcoma treatment just in time for son’s birth

Welcoming a baby into the world for the first time is stressful under the best circumstances. And a global pandemic, plus cancer treatment, doesn’t make for ideal conditions. But that’s where Tom Budreau found himself in summer 2020, while he…

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

  • Olympians go for the gold for Dana-Farber patients
    Cancer inspires many to give back. From patients’ loved ones to children learning the importance of philanthropy and corporations making a social impact—even Olympians. Since 1996, Olympic swimmers have come together to raise funds for…
  • 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…
  • Meet Mateo: The Comeback Kid
    “I think this was supposed to happen to me so I could find my true self and inspire other people.” It’s a heavy statement coming from a 12-year-old, but Mateo isn’t your average kid. In…

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