About Teams

A team at the finish line of the Jimmy Fund Walk

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 against cancer, even when apart 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

Team Zebra Divas walks to honor and remember Liz Acaba: a friend, a sister, a wife, a mother, an aunt and the team anchor.

“Liz started this team to raise awareness of Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) cancer and to raise funding for the researchers who are developing life saving treatments for this disease. Liz prayed for a cure and we walk to continue her work so that one day her prayers will be answered.”

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 during this unprecedented time.

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COVID-19 greatly impacts cancer patients around the world, so 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

Aerotek was a first time corporate walk team in 2019!

“Nearly all walkers have been touched by a cancer diagnosis—a parent, a family member, or friend. Aerotek walks for those individuals, and all individuals fighting. We walk for hope and we walk for a cure. Team Aerotek is so excited to walk for the second time this year!”

Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk corporate team

DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEE TEAMS

This year has been one unlike any other. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace and the world as we know it, but it has also taught us lessons of kindness, resiliency, and generosity. The Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way allows those that work together, to walk together even when apart. All Dana-Farber employees are encouraged to walk and participate alongside our courageous patients and their families. All employee walkers and volunteers will be invited to virtual 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 Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way at an upcoming department meeting, please contact Colleen Laughter, Employee Teams Coordinator, to learn more.


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Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk corporate Dana-Farber employee team

FEATURED DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEE TEAM

Betsy is the Team Captain of the employee led team, DFCI Milford. She walks with her friends and colleagues.

“I walk in memory of my father who died of cancer, my brother who recently was diagnosed with cancer, and for all the patients who entrust their care to us here in Milford.”