Welcome to the 2021 Jimmy Fund Walk Experience

Together, wherever, against cancer.

Jimmy Fund Walkers raising money for charity to cure cancer

Click below to explore our event activities, sponsor offerings, and more!

Celebration Broadcast For Your Walk Meet Our Heroes Ribbon Wall Fundraise Sponsors

The Celebration Broadcast

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For Your Walk

Charity Miles App

Download the Charity Miles App and track your miles

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Listen to the Jimmy Fund Walk Spotify Playlist sponsored by Needham Bank

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Podcast: Team Captain & Pacesetter Sarah Hamilton shares her inspiration for walking

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Podcast: Jimmy Fund Walk Hero Chuck Stravin shares his cancer journey

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Print the Jimmy Fund Walk coloring pages and activities

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Print the 2021 Jimmy Fund Walk Scavenger Hunt sponsored by HomeGoods

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Customize and Download Your 2021 Bib

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Customize and Download 2021 Event Signage

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Meet Our Heroes

Our patients are our Heroes. They inspire us to walk and raise critical funds for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber. Meet them today by clicking each image in our gallery below. To learn more about the Hero Program sponsored by Arbella Insurance and hear more from our Heroes, click here.

Abel Anat Andrew Ann-Marie Barbra Caleb Cassilly Cheyenne Chloe Chloe Christina Christopher Chuck Gina Gracie Isabella Jordan Joyce Kadin Kate King Linda Lisa Lucas Madelyn Madison Max McKenzie Michael Nick Natalia Noel Payton Poppy Quinn Sophia Stephen Stephanie Tita Wells Yael Yvonne
Abel

Abel

"Abel likes superheroes, music, and swimming. He loves his family and friends and is so excited about starting school."

Anat

Anat

"I love to dance, ride my bike, swim, play piano, and be with my friends. I will be always thankful to the Jimmy Fund, to the nurses and doctors, and all the people that helped me and my family through this journey. You are stronger than you think! You got this!"

Andrew

Andrew

"Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund has been a place for hope and friendship. I have always felt safe and cared for at the Jimmy Fund. I have met patients just like me and have been able to share our stories and become close friends."

Ann-Marie

Ann-Marie

"I had always heard that Dana-Farber was a very special place and now I know that it is, and I know why. It is because of all of the people that I met, from the first person who greeted me, all of the medical staff to all of the other patients that were being treated. They all care and are so kind."

Barbra

Barbra

"I am so grateful to Dana-Farber for saving my life. I would not be here if it wasn’t for them. As my own caregiver it was very hard, but my team really cared about me and how I was, along with absolutely the best care ever! I am all about paying it forward and giving back and I will always do whatever I can for Dana-Farber."

Caleb

Caleb

"Drumming, listening to music, and reading about history are my passions, and I also admire all aspects of nature. I am studying Political Science at Clark University. I hope to work in government someday, but as a representative of my community—not as a politician."

Cassilly

Cassilly

"We come for the friends and crafts. Everyone there has the warmest hearts and we love catching up with our team."

Cheyenne

Cheyenne

"My favorite color is blue. I love to go in my pool and jump on my trampoline. I want to be a SCUBA diver when I grow up."

Chloe

Chloe B.

"Dana-Farber has given me back my life as well as giving so many others back theirs. When I do the Jimmy Fund Walk, I like to think back to when I was in treatment and sometimes couldn't even get up to walk to the bathroom. Now I can walk 13.1 miles and reflect on my cancer journey and think about all the patients who aren’t yet able to walk."

Chloe

Chloe M.

"My name is Chloe and I love to do art and my most favorite thing is being with my friends. I love all the Jimmy Fund nurses because they are always super nice to me when I come in."

Christina

Christina

"We are so lucky to have such a great hospital that really cares about their patients. Dana-Farber is extremely knowledgeable and cares about your well-being. I have an amazing support system from my beautiful family; they have been there every step of the way."

Christopher

Christopher

"Dana-Farber helped me get my life back; the Jimmy Fund Walk is a way of expressing my gratitude to the extraordinary doctors, nurses, and technicians who have been by my side throughout my treatment, and to the institution that provides the resources for my team to do what they do."

Chuck

Chuck

"Married to my high school sweetheart, proud #GirlDad with 4 amazing and awesome daughters. Bleeds maroon and gold after graduating from both BC High and Boston College and is die-hard Boston sports fan. 5+ years into this fight—amazed by the love and care provided by my DFCI care team. #Blessed."

Gina

Gina

"I believe that staying positive is the key to having a good life and I am so grateful to my teams of caregivers at Dana-Farber for helping to maintain that positivity. I try to keep my mind open so that I can appreciate the golden moments in every day."

Gracie

Gracie

"My name is Gracie and I like riding my trike, playing at the water table, going to the beach, and playing with my big sister Lily and little brother Benjamin. Thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Jimmy Fund Clinic!"

Isabella

Isabella

"I love to swim, dance, and go to the park. When I grow up, I want to be a horse trainer."

Jordan

Jordan

"I love being silly and having fun with my friends at the Jimmy Fund."

Joyce

Joyce

"I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2014. I am SO thankful to Dana-Farber for my amazing immunotherapy treatment and all-around patient care. Feeling beyond blessed! Yeah baby!!"

Kadin

Kadin

"Dana-Farber has been such a support for the last few years to myself and my family. The team of nurses and support staff are the frontline heroes and do not get enough recognition. Thank you for showing your love and support."

Kate

Kate

"My favorite color is red. I like to draw and play with my dog. Go Jimmy Fund!"

King

King

"I love my family and Paw Patrol friends. I love singing and dancing and playing musical instruments."

Linda

Linda

"We are so grateful for the outstanding care and treatment I receive at Dana-Farber. Clinical trials have helped me to achieve milestones, not only to hold my first grandchild but my second, enjoying dinners on the beach with my husband, beading, volunteering—but most of all, spending time with the people I love."

Lisa

Lisa

"I am here today thanks to my amazing Neuro-Oncology team. My goal is to continue to raise awareness for brain tumors and support lifesaving research/treatment at Dana-Farber. I hope that one day a world without cancer can exist."

Lucas

Lucas

"Dana-Farber is everything. They saved Lucas’s life and took good care of him. We feel he is in the right place and in good hands. They took care of every tiny detail and are very understanding to all the struggles the whole family faces."

Madelyn

Madelyn

"The Jimmy Fund helped me get better. I loved all my nurses—they were so nice to me. When I grow up, I want to be a Disney artist."

Madison

Madison

"The Jimmy Fund has helped me become strong and healthy so that I can now work and hang out with friends. I love to babysit and hangout with my friends when I’m not working. I also love going to the beach! It’s one of my favorite things to do!"

Max

Max

"When I grow up, I want to join the military so I can help people. My favorite thing about the clinic is the people I see when I'm there. My favorite color is pink. I love telling jokes and making people laugh. I like pranking the staff at the clinic. My favorite prank was when I wore a clown mask and scared my nurse Erin."

McKenzie

McKenzie

"I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the amazing work and care at Dana-Farber. Dana-Farber means so much to me and my family. I enjoy reading, dancing, and hanging out with my dog."

Michael

Michael

"I like how the Jimmy Fund takes care of me and I like playing video games there while I wait for my appointment. At home, I like playing Minecraft, Transformers, Legos, and baseball. When I grow up, I want to be a police officer."

Nick

Nick

"I enjoy playing basketball and lacrosse, spending time with family and friends, and traveling to Lake Winnipesaukee."

Natalia

Natalia

"The purpose of our lives is to be happy." - Dalai Lama

Noel

Noel

"Dana-Farber provides such exceptional care to its patients. As a young woman with breast cancer, there is no good time to be diagnosed. The Young and Strong program has provided that extra layer of support needed to manage treatment and survivorship while juggling my kids’ needs, career, and now the impacts of the pandemic."

Payton

Payton

"Payton began treatment at the Jimmy Fund Clinic in July 2020 after 30 days in the hospital. Hour after hour of chemo never dampened her spirit or erased her smile. The clinic made a challenging situation so much more bearable with their kindness, focus on the kids’ experience, outstanding nurses, and amazing treatment plans."

Poppy

Poppy

"I just turned 9 and I really like basketball, playing Roblox, and going camping!"

Quinn

Quinn

"I love watching the Bruins, playing with my sister Maggie, and movie night."

Sophia

Sophia

"I love dressing up as a princess, singing, and dancing."

Stephen

Stephen

"Dana-Farber is my path to extending my life and the Jimmy Fund is a way to give to the research for cancer cures, especially for the young children. I have two grandsons in high school and one granddaughter born last year. My goal now has become to be around my new granddaughter Tessa Rose for as long as I can."

Stephanie

Stephanie

"Thanks to my amazing care team at Dana-Farber, and especially the Inflammatory Breast Cancer team, I was able to get through 19 months of treatment and continue following my passion for travel, SCUBA diving, and underwater photography."

Tita

Tita

"I refuse to allow breast cancer to make me feel like a victim. Losing is just not an option, I will be here to watch my child grow up. I love soul music, horror movies, public speaking, and being the best human that I can be. I am very involved in my city to help enrich culture and diversity and other cultural and food events."

Wells

Wells

"I love my nurse Jill and Dr. Junne!"

Yael

Yael

"The Jimmy Fund means to me that I am healthy and especially all the amazing people who helped me through this hard time. After this year, I want to be a child life specialist when I grow up because I want to help kids going through the same thing like my child life specialists helped me."

Yvonne

Yvonne

"In my 8-year battle with cancer, Dana-Farber has been a beacon of hope for me—where I know I have the absolute best doctors and nurses and am always receiving the most innovative treatments. On top of all this, it has meant so much to me that I feel heard during tough times. Dana-Farber is like family to me."

Ribbon Wall

Tell us why you walk by “signing” our 2021 Digital Ribbon Wall sponsored by Lilly. The Digital Ribbon Wall is a reminder that while we are not together in person, our reasons for participating in the Jimmy Fund Walk transcend our distance and keep us united in our goal of defying cancer. Add a message, photo, or video with your story.

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Patients cheering on past walkers

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Thank you to our generous 2021 Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way Sponsors. Remember to check out your exclusive walker offers from our Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way partners.

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