Fundraising Tips and Tools

Getting Started

Let us help you with the ins and outs of fundraising for the Jimmy Fund Walk! Check out our tips and tools below to help reach and surpass your goals. Start by logging in to your Participant Center to update your fundraising page, customize your personal URL, communicate with donors, and more.

Utilize these tips and tools to help raise money in the fight against cancer for the Jimmy Fund Walk


Create a list of potential donors in your network. Send an email or letter with your personal or team fundraising URL to ask for support. Don’t forget to share why walking is important to you!


It can be easy to reach your goals. It only takes 13 gifts of $25 to reach the $325 minimum, or 30 gifts of $50 to raise $1,500 to become a Pacesetter.

Join the thousands of participants at the Jimmy Fund Walk and fundraise effectively with these tips


  • Log in to your Participant Center to customize your fundraising page and URL. A personalized page will help increase gifts.
  • Share your personal or team URL on social media to ask for support and help broaden your outreach. Check out our Fundraising on Facebook guide.
  • Plan an event.
  • Watch your inbox for emails from the Jimmy Fund Walk for additional tips and updates to share with your donors.


Every dollar is one step closer to conquering cancer. Gifts may be collected online by credit card, as well as checks and money orders. Your donors can also support your walk through matching gifts, gifts of stock, and donor advised funds.

Mail contributions* to:
Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk
P.O. Box 3595
Boston, MA 02241

*Include your name, # of checks, and your Participant ID on the outside of your envelope. Include your name and Participant ID on each check's memo line.

For more information, review the FAQs.

Help the Jimmy Fund Walk in the fight against cancer by collecting gifts and contributions


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Just registered? Aiming for your next fundraising goal? Share your fundraising page on social media and check out our Fundraising on Facebook guide. Don’t forget to follow us!

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Download our customizable email templates to send messages and updates to your friends and family. Download the Mobile App (iOS/Android) to easily fundraise on the go.

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Show appreciation to your donors by sending an email, sharing a photo on social media, or using our free notecards.


    Free Merchandise

  • “I’m Living Proof” Button – Share your cancer journey with the world
  • “What Cancer Cannot Do” Cards (25 cards/pack) – Wallet-sized cards with an inspirational message to include in your ask to supporters or to thank them for their donations
  • Small Poster – Promote the Walk at your company, local businesses, or your fundraising events (available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Chinese)
  • Team Lawn Sign – Customizable; let others know you are participating to earn their support
  • Lawn Sign – Display on your lawn to let others know about your involvement
  • Notecards (20 cards/pack) – Personalize your thank you with Jimmy Fund Walk notecards
  • Latest News

  • The Jimmy Fund Walk’s fundraising incentive program is back! Check out your choices for Jimmy Fund Walk gear based on the total dollars you raise.
  • Meet the 2019 Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes!
  • Want to receive your Jimmy Fund Walk T-shirt and bib prior to Walk day so that you can customize and simply start walking on event day? Keep these important dates in mind:

    Tuesday, August 20: Deadline for Team Captains to opt in to Team T-shirt mailing and for team members to register to be included in their Team T-shirt mailing

    Thursday, August 29: Deadline for 2018 Pacesetters to register and 2019 participants to reach Pacesetter in order to receive Pacesetter materials prior to Walk day

    Wednesday, September 4: Deadline to register to receive bib in the mail