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.

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2018 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk team

FEATURED JIMMY FUND WALK TEAM

Since 2011, Team Diane has walked in support of Diane’s Fund, established by the Brewster family in memory of Diane Brewster, who lost her life to ovarian cancer.

“As a team, we have raised more than $271,800 over seven years, and we are grateful to be able to help Dr. Ursula Matulonis and the Gynecologic Oncology team at Dana-Farber work toward improved detection and treatment of these cancers.”

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

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.”

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.

JOIN A TEAM

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

Monday, June 18
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Yawkey Conference Center, Room 307
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.


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

FEATURED DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEE TEAM

Team IBC is a Star Pacesetter team that nabbed a "Rookie of the Year" award from Jimmy Fund Walk staff last year.

“We started Team IBC to raise money for the Dana-Farber Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Research Fund, but we didn’t anticipate how meaningful the Walk would be in other ways. It was incredible to see our providers, staff, and patients come together in a day of hope, positivity, and action.”