About Teams

Information on 2018 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk teams

Teams are the best way for a group of any size to participate in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk together. Form a team in honor of a loved one, or to represent a company, organization, school, or family. Walking with a team creates unity through fighting cancer, together.

TEAM UP WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Many Jimmy Fund Walk teams are a combination of family, friends, and communities who come together to make a difference. Teams often rally together in honor of a loved one to show their support.

The top 15 teams with the most participants will each receive a year supply of Cape Cod Chips! See where you stand.
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2018 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk team

FEATURED JIMMY FUND WALK TEAM

In 2017, at the time of the Jimmy Fund Walk, Robert Dunphy had just completed his second week of radiation therapy.  

“This year's event is a testament to the incredible work DFCI employees perform on a daily basis. I will never be able to repay my truly amazing care team for what they have given me—another opportunity at life. Participating was a tremendous way to express my gratitude for the life-saving work of DFCI. My family, friends and I look forward to making it an annual tradition!”

CORPORATE TEAMS

Many companies and organizations start a team or sponsor the Jimmy Fund Walk through a financial or in-kind contribution. The Jimmy Fund staff is available to offer guidance and provide resources every step of the way. Contact Samantha Rose, Corporate Teams Coordinator, to learn more.

BENEFITS OF A CORPORATE TEAM, ON AND OFF THE COURSE

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Improve employee morale and offer a unique team-building experience

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Make a difference in the fight against cancer by supporting Dana-Farber's mission focused on patient care and cutting-edge research

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Enhance your organization's reputation among your employees and the community

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Promote the spirit of giving through matching gift opportunities or a sponsorship

FEATURED JIMMY FUND WALK CORPORATE TEAM

Jon Pastor is Team Captain of navihealth, which has participated in the Jimmy Fund Walk for the past two years.

“It is an inspiring honor to be part of the Jimmy Fund Walk, connecting us with the true heroes in this fight. Together we strive to honor and support our friends, family, and everyone effected by this terrible disease.”

2018 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk corporate team

DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEE TEAMS

Work together, walk together. All Dana-Farber employees are encouraged to register as a walker or volunteer, and participate alongside our courageous patients and their families. All employee walkers and volunteers will be invited to events throughout the year and will receive a special patch to wear on Walk day.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us for the Golden Sneaker Awards! Celebrate the success of the 2018 Jimmy Fund Walk and watch your colleagues receive their Golden Sneaker Awards in the categories of Excellence in Fundraising, Pacesetter Power, Rookie of the Year, and Staff Spotlight. Sweets will be served!

Thursday, November 15
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Yawkey Conference Center, Room 306

To receive fundraising and recruitment tips, or to schedule a brief presentation about the Jimmy Fund Walk at an upcoming department meeting, please contact Jenny Foley, Dana-Farber Teams Coordinator.


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2018 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk corporate Dana-Farber employee team

FEATURED DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEE TEAM

Colleen Baird is Team Captain of Team GI, which has participated in the Jimmy Fund Walk for the past 10 years.

“The Jimmy Fund Walk is important for Team GI because it’s an opportunity for us to show solidary with our patients/family members. We want to show them that they are not alone, and we are right there fighting this battle with them.”