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.
Katie's Keepers walks in memory of Katie Stone, who passed away in 2005 from cancer. She was treated at Dana-Farber for just over a year and, today, Katie’s family and friends participate in the Jimmy Fund Walk to honor her life. Cumulatively, they have raised almost $60,000.
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.
Improve employee morale and offer a unique team-building experience
Make a difference in the fight against cancer by supporting Dana-Farber's mission focused on patient care and cutting-edge research
Enhance your organization's reputation among your employees and the community
Promote the spirit of giving through matching gift opportunities or a sponsorship
Team Eaton Vance is a longtime corporate team with a true sense of employee engagement. Together, they have raised more than $1 million since the team’s inception in 2000. Longtime team member and chief administrative officer of Eaton Vance, Jeff Beale, credits the spirit of the Walk with uniting his colleagues in the name of an important cause.
"I enjoy walking with 100+ of my colleagues at Eaton Vance who all have their own reasons for walking; the Jimmy Fund Walk brings us all together to help end this disease. It is a special day each year for me."
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.
Stop by an information session to learn about the Jimmy Fund Walk, receive tips on fundraising, and discover all the resources and tools available to participants.
Wednesday, May 16
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Yawkey Conference Center, Room 306
Pizza will be served!
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.
A first-time team in 2016, the Palliators recruited eight walkers and raised more than $10,000. The team is comprised of Dana-Farber faculty and staff, along with their friends and family. All funds raised support Adult Palliative Care at Dana-Farber. The Palliators won the coveted "Pacesetter Power" Golden Sneaker award, and were recognized for having the highest percentage of Pacesetters on a Dana-Farber employee-led team.