Wally the Green Monster holding a 'K Cancer' sign at Fenway Park

Strike out cancer with the Jimmy Fund

Since 1953, the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund have stood together in our mission to strike out cancer for children and adults at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and around the world. Get involved with the Jimmy Fund today and join us as we work to defy cancer.


About the Jimmy Fund and the Red Sox

The Jimmy Fund started in 1948, with a young boy, dubbed “Jimmy,” who loved baseball and had one wish: a TV so he could watch his favorite team, the Boston Braves, from his hospital room. Donations flooded in and the Jimmy Fund was born, to support care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A few years later, the Boston Red Sox adopted the Jimmy Fund as their official charity, forming what would become one of the most unique, longstanding, and visible charitable relationships in the history of professional sports.

Over the years, Red Sox legends from Ted Williams to David Ortiz would show their support by visiting patients in Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic, with one player serving as the “Jimmy Fund Captain” each year. The Red Sox also generously donate their time and support through events hosted at Fenway Park, and provide special experiences for Dana-Farber patients. You can add your support to this longstanding partnership and join us to strike out cancer! Check out how you can get involved below. Together, we’re all Jimmy, and we can defy cancer.

A Dana-Farber patient stands on the field at Fenway Park


Sign up as a monthly donor to the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by Arbella Insurance to provide reliable support to Dana-Farber throughout the year and receive great benefits as a leading supporter!



Massachusetts drivers can get their own Red Sox/Jimmy Fund license plate to cheer on the Red Sox from the road. Proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund and the Red Sox Foundation.

Two young Jimmy Fund Clinic patients hug at Fenway Park


Make each 2022 win for the Red Sox a win for the Jimmy Fund. Pledge a donation for each Red Sox win to help strike out cancer and earn great perks, like a strike out cancer t-shirt!


More Ways to Get Involved

You can take a swing at cancer with the Jimmy Fund all season long!

A mother and her daughter, a Jimmy Fund Clinic patient, at Fenway Park

Rally Against CancerSM

Engage your community, colleagues or classroom at the start of each Red Sox season and fundraise for Dana-Farber’s mission.

A Jimmy Fund Clinic patient at Fenway wearing a 'K Cancer' shirt

Jimmy Fund Little League presented by Franklin Sports

Extend the Little League season throughout the summer and fundraise to support Dana-Farber patients.

Boston Red Sox and The Jimmy Fund, Together Since 1953 logo on the display at Fenway park

John Hancock Fenway Fantasy Day

Help Dana-Farber patients live out their baseball dreams at Fenway Park each summer. Donate to help patients bat and field in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

'I am Jimmy' video featuring Red Sox players and coach


Our 2022 Jimmy Fund Captain is Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi. Back for his second year, Nate will help encourage fans to step up to the plate and strike out cancer with the Jimmy Fund. Thank you to the entire Red Sox family for joining us to say: “We’re all Jimmy!”

Contact Jimmy Fund Staff at StrikeOutCancer@dfci.harvard.edu or 877-738-1234.