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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute patient "Jimmy"

Celebrating 75 years of the Jimmy Fund

Seventy-five years ago, on May 22, 1948, the original “Jimmy”—a young boy with lymphoma, whose name was changed to protect his privacy—shared his story through a radio broadcast from his hospital bed at what is now Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, inspiring…

Jimmy Fund Little League players

Fundraising tips for children and teens

Getting involved in fundraising is a great way for children and teens to learn the importance of philanthropy and helping others, and important skills like time and project management, while getting the “feel-good” benefits of giving back.   There are many…


Working to defy cancer: Meet Kelly Yardley

This post is part of a series highlighting staff members within Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & The Jimmy Fund’s Division of Philanthropy, to give supporters an inside peek at life at New England’s favorite charity. Today, we’re talking to Kelly Yardley,…


Dana-Farber’s mailroom team delivers kindness to cancer patients

While doctors and nurses are often recognized as the “heroes” in a cancer treatment, care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute extends far beyond frontline medical staff. From parking attendants to interpreters, facilities staff to cafeteria workers, the behind-the-scenes workforce at Dana-Farber…


Top moments of 2021 at Dana-Farber & The Jimmy Fund

While 2021 remained a challenging year for all of us, it was not without its bright moments—stories of courage and dedication that inspired us, and advances that gave us hope. As we move into 2022, let’s reflect on some of…