Each year, adult and pediatric patients from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute volunteer to be a part of the Patient Partner program, which is considered the heart of the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. We call these Patient Partners our Heroes because they inspire the Jimmy Fund Walk community to raise critical funds for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber.
On Walk day, Hero photos serve as inspirational markers along the entire 26.2-mile Boston Marathon® course and are on display at the Copley Square Finish Line. Each Hero receives a special Jimmy Fund Walk Hero T-shirt.
Inspire your team and request to be matched with a Hero. Once matched, your team will walk and fundraise in your Hero’s honor.
All Jimmy Fund Walk Hero Match Teams must register and submit an interest form before being matched with a Hero. The Team Captain or Co-Captain should complete this form. All forms will be reviewed by mid-April, with match teams notified by early May.
A seven year Glioblastoma Multiforme survivor, Charles Benoit and his family have participated in the Jimmy Fund Walk for the past seven years.
“I am truly indebted to my friends and family who have stuck by my side, including my new family at DFCI. My ‘Wellness Team’ has been so supportive and caring. I participate to give back to this amazing community of care givers, researchers, and survivors.”