Each year, adult and pediatric patients from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute volunteer to be a part of the Patient Partner program, which is considered the heart of the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. We call these Patient Partners our Heroes because they inspire the Jimmy Fund Walk community to raise critical funds for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber.
On Walk day, Hero photos serve as inspirational markers along the entire 26.2-mile Boston Marathon® course and are on display at the Copley Square Finish Line. Each Hero receives a special Jimmy Fund Walk Hero T-shirt.
Inspire your team and request to be matched with a Hero. Once matched, your team will walk and fundraise in your Hero’s honor.
All Jimmy Fund Walk Hero Match Teams must register and submit an interest form before being matched with a Hero. The Team Captain or Co-Captain should complete this form. All forms will be reviewed and match teams will be notified in Spring 2019.
Anna was a first time Hero in 2018 and her dad's company walked in her honor.
“The walk was a tremendous event, hopefully I can be an inspiration to other patients to have fun and continue to press on while fighting whatever challenges they have. The Patient Partner Program allowed us a vehicle to raise money and use it to hopefully find a cure for the extremely rare disease I have.”