Category Cancer Fundraising Events

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 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 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A member…

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Gabby and Grace

Grace and Gib: Best friends and brain cancer fighters

In honor of Brain Cancer Awareness Month, this is the story of Grace Orzechowski and Gabby Whitman, two best friends who decided that Grace’s brain cancer diagnosis wouldn’t be the beginning of an end. Instead, it’d be the thing that…

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TJ Gardner

Why TJ Gardner runs for Annie

Annie Mac Evans, my incredible cousin, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) on February 10, 2016. She was only 25 years old. She was immediately referred to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and on February 11, she had her first appointment…

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