About Teams

Information on Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk teams

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.

TEAM UP WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

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.

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2018 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk team

FEATURED JIMMY FUND WALK TEAM

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.”

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 Samantha Rose, Corporate Teams Coordinator, to learn more.

BENEFITS OF A CORPORATE TEAM, ON AND OFF THE COURSE

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Improve employee morale and offer a unique team-building experience

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Make a difference in the fight against cancer by supporting Dana-Farber's mission focused on patient care and cutting-edge research

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

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

FEATURED JIMMY FUND WALK CORPORATE TEAM

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!”

2018 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk corporate team

DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEE TEAMS

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.


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2018 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk corporate Dana-Farber employee team

FEATURED DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEE TEAM

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.”