Category Cancer Fundraising Events

Having fun—and giving back—in Aniketh’s memory

Whenever Ramakrishna Chivukula and Soujanya Mallapragada asked their son Aniketh how his day at school was, the answer was always an enthusiastic “FUN!” Despite being in treatment for a pediatric brain tumor’s side effects and treatment complications for seven years,…

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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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