Many Jimmy Fund Walk teams are a combination of family, friends, and communities who come together to make a difference. Teams often rally together in honor of a loved one to show their support.
Coughlin Crew first participated in 2018, in memory of Michael Coughlin, who passed away from lung cancer.
“We had a small, but mighty team of people who walked in Boston as well as some virtual walkers on the West Coast. Together, we raised money for Dr. Geoffrey Oxnard and the Thoracic Oncology team who are doing amazing research for patients and their families. We loved the energy and community of Walk day and can’t wait to participate again.”
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.
Improve employee morale and offer a unique team-building experience
Make a difference in the fight against cancer by supporting Dana-Farber's mission focused on patient care and cutting-edge research
Enhance your organization's reputation among your employees and the community
Promote the spirit of giving through matching gift opportunities or a sponsorship
CoStar was a first-time Corporate team in 2018. Team Captain, Jeff Blasbalg was a Three-Star Pacesetter and member of the Top 250 Club.
“CoStar employees chose to be a part of the JFW this year as cancer impacts all of us, and there is no better organization than the Jimmy Fund where money raised has a direct impact on cancer research and patient care. Also, getting out of the office and exercising while supporting this amazing cause was icing on the cake!”
Work together, walk together. All Dana-Farber employees are encouraged to walk or volunteer, and participate alongside our courageous patients and their families. All employee walkers and volunteers 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 Jenny Foley, Dana-Farber Teams Coordinator.
Friends of Dana-Farber is led by two Dana-Farber employees with a mission of raising funds for research, patient services, women's cancer programs, and oncology fellowships at the Institute and providing services that enhance Dana-Farber's healing environment.
“As a volunteer, it’s fun to get together with other volunteers to celebrate the great work of the Friends. Raising funds for women’s cancers, research, and patient care motivates our walk. It’s also great exercise, and a great opportunity to share the Friends’ mission with our family and friends.”