Category Cancer Fundraising Events

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 cancer. “Being back here, I…

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Patient gives back through “More Pasta, Less Sarcoma”

In July 2021, Margaret Schroeder became a Jimmy FundRaiser when she held her first-ever Jimmy Fund virtual event in support of Cigall Kadoch, PhD, a cancer biology researcher and rising star at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A synovial sarcoma cancer patient,…

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Country music acts come together in support of Dana-Farber

This fall, the country music community will come together once again in support of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through a series of musical events to benefit the Country Women Cancer Fund. The fund, organized by Jimmy Fund community fundraiser Jay DellIsola,…

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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 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the…

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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 year, event organizer Jay Huller,…

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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…

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Fessenden School Rallies for Jimmy Fund Let’s Game

When The Fessenden School in West Newton, 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 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A…

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