Frequently Asked Questions


How much is it to Walk?

It is a $5 registration fee for both adult and youth walkers. Due to the virtual component of the walk this year there is fundraising minimum of $100 for adults and $25 fundraising minimum for Youths (under the age of 12).

When does fundraising close?

Participants will have until December 1, 2020 to fundraise as an individual or for their team pages.

Where does the money from registration and fundraising go?

All of the funds raised will go to support Dr.Wolpin and his pancreatic cancer research at Dana-Farber.

Where does the event take place?

This year we are encouraging all participant to lace up their sneakers and walk in their own neighborhoods, on hiking trails, treadmills, wherever is safe on November 8, 2020.

How can donors give to my Promises for Purple fundraising page?

Send donors to your personalized page, where they can read your story and make a gift via credit card to support your fundraising. If a donor prefers to pay by check, they can make it payable to "Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund.” Collected contributions can be mailed to you, the fundraising page manager. Do not deposit checks into a personal or company account; they should be mailed:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Attn: Maggie Scanlon
10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor
Brookline, MA 02445-7226

NOTE: Remember to include the name of the participant or team you would like to support in the check’s memo line.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my gift?

All gifts made online will receive an email confirmation which will include tax information. For any tax receipt-related questions, email our Donor Services team at or call 617-632-2903.

I just made a gift online but did not receive my email confirmation. Can this be re-sent to me?

Yes. Please email our Donor Services team at or call 617-632-2903 to request an acknowledgement.

I received a cash gift from a donor who would like a tax credit. What do I do?

Please convert each cash gift into a separate money order and send it in to your Jimmy Fund liaison with the donor’s name and address. This will ensure that the donor is credited and receives a tax letter.

I just made a gift. 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 We can also be reached by phone at 800-525-4669 or 617-632-2903.

What is the relationship between Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & the Jimmy Fund?

The Jimmy Fund solely supports Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer research and patient care to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of community fundraising events. Learn more about the Jimmy Fund. Learn more about Dana-Farber.