Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can participate in Rally Against CancerSM presented by Chowdaheadz?

Anyone can participate in Rally Against Cancer! You can start a team at your workplace or school, or join a current team by simply giving $10 online to that team’s fundraising page.

How do the different Rally seasons work? Can I sign up for just one or both?

There are now two seasons for Rally Against Cancer, which means two seasons to get involved! You can sign up for one season or both seasons. To start a team, use the start team button to sign up for your sports season. To join an existing team, search for that team’s fundraising page and give $10 or more!

How do I sign up for Rally if I don't want to start a team?

You can participate without starting a team by searching for an existing team’s fundraising page and giving $10 or more. Not affiliated with a team? Simply make a general gift to Rally Against Cancer.

How do I start a Rally team?

Start your Rally Against Cancer team by clicking the start team button, then select your sports season. Once registered, recruit your team, and fundraise!

Can people outside of my workplace or school join my team?

Yes, anyone can join your team by giving money to your team’s fundraising page.

Where does the fundraising money go?

The money raised through Rally Against Cancer funds cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by supporting the Jimmy Fund. Check out how your support helps for additional information!

I want to give more than the $10 minimum gift. Is that allowed?

Absolutely. There is a minimum contribution of $10 to join an existing team online; however, you are always welcome to give more. See each season’s page to see what you can win.

How do I find my team's fundraising page?

Go to the Make a Gift page and search for your team’s individual fundraising page, or you can click the Give button at any time.

How do I personalize my team’s fundraising page?

Log in to your Participant Center, then select “View and Edit Page” under the “My Next Steps” section, or click “Edit Page” on the top toolbar.

When does fundraising end?

Prizes are pulled two weeks after Fenway Opening Day at 5 p.m. EDT.

What are some additional ways for me and my team to fundraise?

You can organize a game viewing party to celebrate and support a great cause. Leading up to the big day, you can also host fundraising events, bake sales, charitable auctions, or more. See About Teams for more ideas.

I received cash or check from a donor. What should I do?

Please convert all cash to a cashier’s check or money order. All checks and money orders should to the below address. Please make sure to include a completed Cash/Check Deposit Form in each deposit envelope.

Mail contributions to:
The Jimmy Fund
C/O Rally Against Cancer
10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor
Brookline, MA 02445-7226

What is a matching gift? How do I submit a matching gift?

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage their employees’ support of charitable organizations. Contact your company’s human resources department for information about how to have a gift matched, or search for your company to see if it provides matching gifts to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

I just made a gift by credit card. What will appear on my bank statement?

Your online transaction will appear on your credit card statement as: DANAFARBERJIMMYFND. If the transaction is pending, you may see PENDINGBB appear, which is normal. Should you have any questions regarding what appears on your statement, please email our Donor Services team at askCS@dfci.harvard.edu. We can also be reached by phone at 800-525-4669 or 617-632-2903.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my gift?

All gifts made online will receive an email confirmation, which includes tax information. Gifts of $15 or more made by check are acknowledged with a letter. For gifts made by check that are less than $15, the cancelled check will serve as your tax receipt.

I have a question about giving from my Donor Advised Fund using DAF Direct. Who do I contact?

Follow the instructions after clicking to give via DAF Direct. Email our Donor Services team or call 617-632-2903 if you have any further questions. Our team may direct you to speak with your DAF.

Is the Rally Against Cancer website secure?

Yes. All information submitted online is subject to the Jimmy Fund Privacy Policy. Please read the Jimmy Fund Privacy Policy before submitting any personal information.

How do I opt out of communications?

If you wish to opt out of receiving fundraising mailings from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, please call 800-525-4669 or visit JimmyFund.org/Opt-Out. If you wish to opt out of email communications, you may also click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any Jimmy Fund email.

What is Dana-Farber's Tax ID number?

Dana-Farber's Tax ID number is 042263040.