Each year, adult and pediatric patients from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute volunteer to be a part of the Patient Partner program, which is considered the heart of the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. We call these Patient Partners our Heroes because they inspire the Jimmy Fund Walk community to raise critical funds for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber.
On Walk day, Hero photos serve as inspirational markers along the entire 26.2-mile Boston Marathon® course and are on display at the Copley Square Finish Line. Each Hero receives a special Jimmy Fund Walk Hero T-shirt.
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 Spring 2020.
Scott was a 2019 Walk Hero who walked the full marathon route and happened to bump into two PA’s from his oncology team, Kathleen Boyle and Molly Nestor, along the way!
“Sharing that moment with them—and crossing the finish line together—was not only a great boost of energy, but one of the most inspirational and meaningful experiences I have ever had. The support from the crowd and volunteers along the route was incredible, as was the Jimmy Fund’s organization and preparation for the event. It was simply an amazing experience!”