About Teams

A Walk team on the course in 2022

TEAM UP WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Many Jimmy Fund Walk teams are a combination of family, friends, and communities who come together against cancer to make a difference. Teams often rally together in honor of a loved one to show their support.

Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk team

FEATURED JIMMY FUND WALK TEAM

Viva La Marcos has been walking since 2017 in support of their friend, Marcos.

“In August 2017, we got the very shocking news that Marcos was diagnosed with stage IV bone cancer. Marcos was larger than life: a 27-year-old, 6-foot 3-inch, 250-pound, professional rugby-playing, dad-joke expert. We did our first Jimmy Fund Walk about four weeks after Marcos was diagnosed. We've done it every year since, and we'll continue to do it every year going forward. Our hearts broke when we lost Marcos in December 2020. We hope that our minor impact can one day save someone else's Marcos.”

CORPORATE TEAMS

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 Stephanie Dolliver to learn more.

BENEFITS OF A CORPORATE TEAM, ON WALK DAY AND BEYOND

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Improve employee morale and offer a unique team-building experience and encourage goal-setting and creative thinking.

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Fund breakthrough discoveries, development of treatments, clinical trials, and programs that serve the needs of patients.

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Enhance your organization's reputation among your employees and the community.

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Promote the spirit of giving through matching gift opportunities or an organizational gift that could lead to event sponsorship.

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Encourage colleagues to take a break and go for a training walk outside. This will foster camaraderie, training, and fundraising among colleagues.

FEATURED JIMMY FUND WALK CORPORATE TEAM

Team Long's is very excited to head back to the course this fall!

“The owners of Long's, Bob, Craig, and Judd Rottenberg, have been involved with the Jimmy Fund Walk for many years, first as an event sponsor and then also as generous supporters. Over the years, we have loved the Walk for the mission and the camaraderie it brings to all of us who walk, volunteer, or donate. Many of us have had family and friends who have lived with or have passed on from cancer and it is empowering to know we can make a difference!”

Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk corporate team

DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEE TEAMS

The Jimmy Fund Walk allows those that work together, to walk together. All Dana-Farber employees are encouraged to walk and participate alongside our courageous patients and their families and friends. All employee walkers will be invited to events throughout the year including Jimmy Fund Walk Spirit Week 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 the Jimmy Fund Walk at an upcoming department meeting, please contact Colleen Fafara, assistant director.

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Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk Dana-Farber employee team

FEATURED DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEE TEAM

Julie is a Co-Captain of Team Access. The team is comprised of members of Dana-Farber’s Access and Financial Engagement and Referrals and Clinical Authorizations departments, as well as family and friends.

“We walk for our patients and everyone in our lives who has been impacted by cancer. We are passionate about coming together as a team to raise money to support a cure. We are looking forward to walking in person this year and seeing all the other teams out on the course!”