Category Cancer Fundraising Events

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…

Cathy (left) at the start of the 2019 Boston Marathon® with fellow 2019 DFMC Runner Jerry

Longtime DFMC runner reflects on 26 years of 26.2

A long, winding road full of obstacles is a familiar sight for Cathy Troisi, a Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) runner and team member since 1995 (pictured above at the 2019 Boston Marathon®). She was thrown another twist in 2020, when her 26th…

Molly's Cupcakes

Baking with a mission

“Eat cupcakes and cure cancer.” That’s the motto of 15-year-old Molly Butts. Throughout 2020, this young entrepreneur has been raising money to support cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund in a tasty way: baking…


Conquering cancer—and the golf course

Since a young age, golf has been a constant companion in Cathy Burgess’ life. The Andover, Mass., native played competitively with her mother, even winning a Massachusetts mother-daughter tournament, before going on to captain the women’s golf team at Boston…


Streamer Weekend brings big-time gamers to the Jimmy Fund

The Jimmy Fund announced its entry into the world of gaming by hosting Streamer Weekend October 30 – November 1. Our new fundraising program, Jimmy Fund Let’s GameSM, allows participants to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through video gaming.…


Chefs join the Jimmy Fund in the kitchen

The Jimmy Fund explored the culinary world for its first-ever cooking livestream event Toro Cooks for Jimmy this fall. On Sunday, October 18, supporters got a behind-the-scenes experience of Toro Restaurant with Toro Executive Chef Josh Elliott and Island Creek…