5 Inspiring moments from the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

The Boston Marathon® course has a reputation for being one of the most difficult. From across the country and around the world, people travel to take on the physical challenge of completing the famous 26.2-mile route.

On September 24, 2017 more than 9,300 participants gathered to walk the Boston Marathon course to raise funds for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The annual event, known as the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, unites cancer patients and their families with those dedicated to supporting Dana-Farber’s mission to create an unforgettable day.

Take a look back on 5 inspiring moments from this year’s Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk:

1. Erin, a cancer survivor and Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk participant walked wearing an “I’m Living Proof” pin to provide hope to patients currently undergoing cancer treatment.

 Parker, a 2017 Jimmy Fund Walk Hero, greeted walkers at his mile-marker along the course.

3. Mattie, a 2017 Jimmy Fund Walk Hero, found her mile-marker at the Copley Finish Line.


4. Gavin, a cancer survivor, left his mark on the Hyundai Hope on Wheels car.


5. Massachusetts Police Chiefs escorted Dana-Farber patients, families, and participants 3-miles from the Dana-Farber Start to the Copley Finish Line.

Learn more about how you can make an impact in the lives of Dana-Farber patients at cancer fundraising events such as the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk.