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. Team Captains can use this manual to get your team going and this list of suggested vendors to make team shirts.
FEATURED JIMMY FUND WALK TEAM
Patty and David Anderson are the Team Captains of Team Astro. Team Astro has been walking for seven years and just surpassed a cumulative fundraising total of $100,000 in 2023!
“Team Astro was formed in 2013 after our daughter, Kaelan, was diagnosed with an astrocytoma brain tumor. Today, Kaelan is treatment-free, married to a wonderful husband, and mother to our 5-month-old granddaughter. Team Astro, although small in numbers, is dedicated to the eradication of brain tumors via the research conducted by Drs Reardon and Chiocca.”
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 Marcus to learn more.
BENEFITS OF STARTING A CORPORATE TEAM
Improve employee morale and offer a unique team-building experience and encourage goal-setting and creative thinking.
Fund breakthrough discoveries, development of treatments, clinical trials, and programs that serve the needs of patients.
Enhance your organization's reputation among your employees and the community.
Promote the spirit of giving through matching gift opportunities or an organizational gift that could lead to event sponsorship.
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
Bristol Myers Squibb was proud to lace up for the Jimmy Fund Walk in 2023 and is excited to walk in 2024.
“At Bristol Myers Squibb, patients are at the center of everything that we do. In 2023, when we moved into our new home at Cambridge Crossing, the Jimmy Fund Walk brought our associates together, collectively raising $40,000 in support of Dana-Farber. In 2024, we look forward to expanding our participation to walk for the patients of today and the patients of tomorrow.”
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.
FEATURED DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEE TEAM
Savni is the Team Captain of the Dana-Farber Employee team, Ovary Achievers.
“With every footstep taken, and each new milestone achieved, our team draws inspiration from the strength of our patients. We stand united in our commitment to propelling progress in the field of gynecologic oncology research. With each purposeful stride, we walk together with intent, raising awareness and striving to make a meaningful impact in the lives of women facing ovarian, endometrial, and other gynecologic cancers.”