Hero Program

The Hero Program sponsored by Arbella Insurance is the heart of the Jimmy Fund Walk! Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes are Dana-Farber Cancer Institute patients who volunteer to share their stories and inspire walkers to walk and raise critical funds for cancer research and patient care.

Past walkers on the Walk course
Jimmy Fund Walk Hero with her Hero Poster on the course

Hero Match Teams

Inspire your team and request to be matched with a Hero. Once matched, your team will walk and fundraise in your Hero’s honor.

All Jimmy Fund Walk Hero Match Teams must register and submit an interest form before being matched with a Hero. The Team Captain or Co-Captain should complete this form. All forms will be reviewed and match teams will be notified in summer 2023.


Sabine is 5 years old and loves to play in the Jimmy Fund resource room and do arts and crafts. Sabine's mom, Chris, shares what the Jimmy Fund means to her family.

“When one’s child is sick—and critically so—as a parent, you want only the best care, as quickly as possible. For us, the Jimmy Fund has been exactly that. Our experience there has been one of superlatives. Excellent care, cutting-edge treatment, and a warm and supportive environment.

Walk hero