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.
Many Jimmy Fund Walk teams are a combination of family, friends, and communities who come together against cancer, even when apart, to make a difference. Teams often rally together in honor of a loved one to show their support.
Cheryl is the Team Captain of Bridget's Buddies and walks in memory of her daughter, Bridget.
“Bridget’s Buddies walk in memory of Bridget Sweeney, to honor her courage, spirit, and the love she brought to our lives. The 2020 Walk: Your Way was an opportunity for old and new team members to reconnect in a local location, Horn Pond, a place that holds many memories of happy times with our beautiful girl”
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.
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Dan Power, center, walks with his son and State Street colleagues to fight cancer.
“I walk for my family, friends, State Street colleagues, their family and friends, and for everyone in our community who has had to fight cancer. I’ve lost many family members and friends to this disease, so I walk in their memory. And I walk to hasten the day when we’ve beaten cancer. Every step that every Jimmy Fund walker takes is a silent prayer for the day when cancer can no longer claim our parents, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, and other people in our lives.”
The Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way allows those that work together, to walk together even when apart. All Dana-Farber employees are encouraged to walk and participate alongside our courageous patients and their families. All employee walkers will be invited to virtual events throughout the year and will receive a special patch to wear on Walk day.
Dana-Farber Employee led teams are also eligible to earn the coveted Golden Sneaker Awards: Excellence in Fundraising, Pacesetter Power, Rookie of the Year and Staff Spotlight.
To receive fundraising and recruitment tips, or to schedule a brief presentation about Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way at an upcoming department meeting, please contact Colleen Laughter, Employee Teams Coordinator, to learn more.
Jane Worrell and Sam Santry are Co-Captains of Team DFCI at South Shore. The team has raised over $28K since 2018!
“We have walked with the purpose of supporting initiatives at DFCI South Shore and to bring awareness to the Jimmy Fund and all of the wonderful work and research it helps to support at Dana-Farber. We love being a part of the mission of Dana-Farber and the fun we have with fundraising events and walking each year!”