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.
FEATURED JIMMY FUND WALK TEAM
Comprised of longtime individual walkers and some new ones, Team GRIT registered for the first time last year. They stand for their shared values of G.R.I.T.: "Grateful," "Resolute," "Impactful," and "Tenacious."
“Our team is made up of friends and family aligned with one goal—to reach a cancer-free world. Together, we proudly wear our GRIT gear as we navigate the streets from Hopkinton to Boston. We laugh a lot, cry some, and carry loved ones in our hearts each step of the way. Together, we are stronger.”
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
Improve employee morale and offer a unique team-building experience and encourage goal-setting and creative thinking.
Fund breakthrough discoveries, development of treatments, clinical trials, and programs that serve the needs of patients.
Enhance your organization's reputation among your employees and the community.
Promote the spirit of giving through matching gift opportunities or an organizational gift that could lead to event sponsorship.
Encourage colleagues to take a break and go for a training walk outside. This will foster camaraderie, training, and fundraising among colleagues.
FEATURED JIMMY FUND WALK CORPORATE TEAM
Genentech has sponsored the Jimmy Fund Walk for many years. In recent years, a group of employees also laces up to walk and fundraise as members of Team Genentech!
“Team Genentech has been honored to be a proud sponsor of the Jimmy Fund Walk for several years. This event is very special to us as it provides a unique opportunity to not only raise money for cancer but to meet and celebrate patients, survivors, and their families and friends! Our team witnesses so much hope and joy in everyone who participates in the walk.”
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 and friends. All employee walkers will be invited to events throughout the year including Jimmy Fund Walk Spirit Week 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 Fafara, assistant director.
FEATURED DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEE TEAM
Terri is the Team Captain of Team Merrimack Valley. 2022 was the team's first year participating in the Walk and we're thrilled to welcome them back for 2023!
“We walk for ALL of our patients and their families during, and after, this unpredictable journey.”