Patient Partner Program

The patient partner program is the heart of the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai. The Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes inspire us to walk and raise critical funds for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber. This year, even as we walk apart, the stories of our Heroes connect us and fuel our fight against cancer.

Past walkers on the Walk course
Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk teams can partner with Walk Heroes from the Patient Partner program

Hero Match Teams

Inspire your team and request to be matched with a Hero. Our Heroes need your support now more than ever. 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 Summer 2021.


Kadin is a Jimmy Fund Walk Hero! His family finds comfort in being part of the Walk community.

"The Jimmy Fund Walk reminds us that we are not doing this journey alone. They stand with us which gives us hope in humanity."

Walk hero Kadin