TEAM UP WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Many Jimmy Fund Walk teams are a combination of family, friends, and communities who come together against cancer to make a difference. Teams often rally together in honor of a loved one to show their support.
FEATURED JIMMY FUND WALK TEAM
Amy’s Angels participated in their first of many Jimmy Fund Walks to remember Amy and continue a 26-year tradition.
“The story of Amy’s Angels is unique, in that we walk in memory of our sister and friend Amy, not because she passed away from cancer, but because the Jimmy Fund was a cause that was near and dear to her heart. We knew right away that participating in the Jimmy Fund Walk would be a great way to carry on the tradition that she and her father shared for so many years. It was so motivating to see the direct connection between the money raised from the Walk and advancements in cancer treatment.”
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 Stephanie Dolliver to learn more.
BENEFITS OF A CORPORATE TEAM, ON WALK DAY AND BEYOND
Improve employee morale and offer a unique team-building experience and encourage goal-setting and creative thinking.
Fund breakthrough discoveries, development of treatments, clinical trials, and programs that serve the needs of patients.
Enhance your organization's reputation among your employees and the community.
Promote the spirit of giving through matching gift opportunities or an organizational gift that could lead to event sponsorship.
Encourage colleagues to take a break and go for a training walk outside. This will foster camaraderie, training, and fundraising among colleagues.
FEATURED JIMMY FUND WALK CORPORATE TEAM
Team Captain, Matt Silva, reflects on restarting a company tradition over a decade later.
“Our team walked a few years in the late 2000s, back when our company was still Columbia Electric Supply (now Granite City Electric), because my brother had been battling leukemia. We were able to gather a small group of employees to come together in 2022 and raise funds to beat cancer and have some fun in October. We love this event and hope to be a part of it for many years to come!”
DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEE TEAMS
The Jimmy Fund Walk allows those that work together, to walk together. All Dana-Farber employees are encouraged to walk and participate alongside our courageous patients and their families and friends. All employee walkers will be invited to events throughout the year including Jimmy Fund Walk Spirit Week 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 Colleen Fafara, assistant director.
FEATURED DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEE TEAM
Julie is a Co-Captain of Team Access. The team is comprised of members of Dana-Farber’s Access and Financial Engagement and Referrals and Clinical Authorizations departments, as well as family and friends.
“We walk for our patients and everyone in our lives who has been impacted by cancer. We are passionate about coming together as a team to raise money to support a cure. We are looking forward to walking in person this year and seeing all the other teams out on the course!”