Category Youth

Keene and Heeth

An unbreakable brother-sister bond

Keene, 11, and Heeth, 9, were a typical sister and brother pair. Keene found her younger brother annoying at times for being too loud or messy, but she loved him as any big sister does. In February 2021, when Heeth…


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,…


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,…


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,…