Teams are the best way for a group of any size to participate in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk together. Form a team in honor of a loved one, or to represent a company, organization, school, or family. Walking with a team creates unity through fighting cancer, together.
Many Jimmy Fund Walk teams are a combination of family, friends, and communities who come together against cancer, even when apart, to make a difference. Teams often rally together in honor of a loved one to show their support.
Patricia and Maritza are Team Captains of team Volunteer Services and walk in support of all DFCI patients and families.
“Even though, since March, 2020, DFCI’s volunteers have been off site due to COVID, they have continued to find ways to support our patients and families. They did this spectacularly through the Jimmy Fund Walk. They are excited to come together again in 2021 to continue to support the Institute in all ways possible.”
Many companies and organizations start a team or sponsor the Jimmy Fund Walk through a financial or in-kind contribution. The Jimmy Fund staff is available to offer guidance and provide resources every step of the way. Contact Samantha Rose, Corporate Teams Coordinator, to learn more.
Improve employee morale and offer a unique team-building experience.
COVID-19 greatly impacts cancer patients around the world, so make a difference in the fight against cancer by supporting Dana-Farber's mission focused on patient care and cutting-edge research.
Enhance your organization's reputation among your employees and the community.
Promote the spirit of giving through matching gift opportunities or a sponsorship.
Village Cancer Kickers walked their way in 2020 as a Corporate Walk team. The team finished up with over 15 team members and raised over $4,000!
“A starfish holds characteristics such as guidance, vigilance, and inspiration. Be that Starfish! We walk to make a difference, even if our mission is to make a difference to that one! We want to inspire others to do the same.”
The Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way allows those that work together, to walk together even when apart. All Dana-Farber employees are encouraged to walk and participate alongside our courageous patients and their families. All employee walkers will be invited to virtual events throughout the year and will receive a special patch to wear on Walk day.
Dana-Farber Employee led teams are also eligible to earn the coveted Golden Sneaker Awards: Excellence in Fundraising, Pacesetter Power, Rookie of the Year and Staff Spotlight.
To receive fundraising and recruitment tips, or to schedule a brief presentation about Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way at an upcoming department meeting, please contact Colleen Laughter, Employee Teams Coordinator, to learn more.
Nina is a member of the Dana-Farber Walks for Well-Being employee team and 2020 was her 4th year participating in the Jimmy Fund Walk.
“As a staff member in HR, I know how important non-restricted funds are to the Institute. Without unrestricted funding, I couldn’t do my job to support Dana-Farber’s patient care professionals and research teams. I walk in memory of my mom, who received the best care possible during her final weeks of living with Multiple Myeloma.”