About Teams

A walk team walking their way

TEAM UP WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Many Jimmy Fund Walk teams are a combination of family, friends, and communities who come together against cancer to make a difference. Teams often rally together in honor of a loved one to show their support.

Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk team

FEATURED JIMMY FUND WALK TEAM

Optimus Caron began walking in honor of Michael, a pediatric patient at Dana-Farber.

“The Jimmy Fund Walk is our opportunity to give back to an organization that helped save our son Michael's life, and also a way to pay it forward to families who will need support after us. In 2019, Michael was undergoing treatment, so we pushed him a majority of the way in a stroller. In 2022, Michael is ready to return to the course and walk as a healthy 8 year old, thanks to the Jimmy Fund.”

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 Stephanie Dolliver to learn more.

BENEFITS OF A CORPORATE TEAM, ON WALK DAY AND BEYOND

1

Improve employee morale and offer a unique team-building experience.

2

Make a difference in the fight against cancer by supporting Dana-Farber.

3

Enhance your organization's reputation among your employees and the community.

4

Promote the spirit of giving through matching gift opportunities or a sponsorship.

FEATURED JIMMY FUND WALK CORPORATE TEAM

Team Hologic completed their second Jimmy Fund Walk in 2021.

“We walk for those who cannot. As a premier women’s healthcare company, we empower people to live healthier lives everywhere, every day through our cancer detection products. The Jimmy Fund Walk is the perfect opportunity for Team Hologic to physically display our commitment to fighting cancer. Team Hologic is thrilled to continually support the innovation and research of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to ultimately find a cure!”

Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk corporate team

DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEE TEAMS

The Jimmy Fund Walk allows those that work together, to walk together. All Dana-Farber employees are encouraged to walk and participate alongside our courageous patients and their families. All employee walkers will be invited to 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 the Jimmy Fund Walk at an upcoming department meeting, please contact Colleen Laughter, Employee Teams Coordinator.

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Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk Dana-Farber employee team

FEATURED DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEE TEAM

Keith Ligon, MD, PhD and his wife Azra Ligon, PhD are excited for their first Jimmy Fund Walk along the historic Boston Marathon® course.

“Team DFCI Oncologic Pathology is a growing team focused on accelerating Pathology and Precision Medicine advances for all cancer patients at DFCI. The Walk offers us such a great way to do that with our families and friends in an area of research that does not get enough attention but is critical to everyone’s care and the race to a cure.”