The John R. Svenson Classic began in 2008 to honor John’s memory. His strength was remarkable as he bravely fought his yearlong battle with cancer. He was passionate and active in giving back to others, and John will be immortalized by the many people whose lives he touched.
As part of Jimmy Fund Golf presented by Mohegan Sun, the tournament has raised nearly $3.3 million to fund an endowment in John’s name, which funds a research fellowship at Dana-Farber in cancer genetics. This field holds great promise for developing more targeted and effective treatments for cancer. Our hope is that through your generous support of Dana-Farber, we will continue to move closer to the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
More than 800 innovative, active clinical trials each year
Personalized support and resources for patients and their loved ones
State-of-the-art facilities bring effective treatments to patients quickly
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides expert, compassionate care to children and adults and is home to groundbreaking cancer discoveries. Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of community efforts to advance Dana-Farber’s lifesaving mission.