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

Kori is the Team Captain of Fierce Fit Friends NY. Last year was Kori's first year walking and her team raised $8,991.

“Sadly, we all know someone who’s been impacted by cancer. Walking makes us feel like we’re helping to find a cure that many need. Along the route, it's so inspirational to learn the stories of strength the survivors share. We are walking for them, our family and friends, and all those affected by this dreadful disease. We walk to celebrate the memory of our loved ones, those that we walk in honor of, and all who walk alongside us who share our fight of great hope!”

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

Oncrous is a first-time Corporate Walk team.

“As an Oncorus team, we are going viral to beat cancer! Our mission is to realize the full promise of oncolytic viruses for cancer patients and are excited to support DFCI/Jimmy Fund Walk to conquer cancer together.”

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

Jason is the Team Captain of Team Head and Neck and an employee of Dana-Farber. He walks with his family, friends and colleagues.

“We love the time we get to spend together, the sense of helping out, and honoring the family we’ve lost. Also 2 of the 5 of us love the exercise.”