Category Cancer Fundraising Events

sarcoma patient

Sarcoma Patient Sets Sights on Nursing Career

Twenty-one-year-old Amanda Lee has always wanted to be a nurse. But after being diagnosis with synovial sarcoma in 2012, Amanda suddenly had a more personal motivation to pursue her career goals. After seeing her primary care doctor for pain in…


Leukemia survivor gives back through Jimmy Fund Golf

Your white blood cells and platelets are all over the place and I don’t like what I see. John Krause tried to absorb his doctor’s words. The blood work drawn at his annual physical showed some abnormalities, so doctors performed…

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Meet Jimmy Fund Volunteer Chris Lopez

Each year, volunteers of all ages contribute more than 33,222 hours to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, making an important difference in the lives of cancer patients. For an inside look at what it is like to be a Jimmy Fund…

Dana-Farber patient

Dana-Farber patient uses fitness to conquer cancer

Erin always lived an active lifestyle. She biked to work between her home in Arlington and her office in Boston and enjoyed taking Bikram yoga classes. In the summer of 2015, Erin began to experience a series of stomach issues that would cause…