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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Dad Goes the Extra Mile to Honor his Son

Gerry Forget doesn’t think of himself as a big fundraiser, but his efforts for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have become quite prolific. For 28 years, the Rhode Island native has hosted the Woonsocket Little League Jim Carr…

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 …

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  • Georgia Has Talent goes virtual
    Georgia Has Talent is an annual talent show fundraiser in Canton, Ga. that supports Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s mission. Prior to COVID-19, the event attracted audiences of up to 1,000. But like so many over the past…
  • Dad goes the extra mile to honor his son
    Gerry Forget doesn’t think of himself as a big fundraiser, but his efforts for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have become quite prolific. For 28 years, the Rhode Island native has hosted the…
  • Fessenden School Rallies for Jimmy Fund Let’s Game
    When The Fessenden School in Waltham, Mass. tragically lost Laura Rutherford, the school’s CFO and beloved member of their community, to multiple myeloma, students knew they wanted to honor her memory by giving back to…

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