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Grassroots Support

  • A Message from Melany Duval

    A Message from Melany Duval

    It all started in 1948 with a 12-year-old boy with cancer dubbed “Jimmy,” who inspired thousands to give money in support of cancer research.

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  • 20 Years of Survivorship

    20 Years of Survivorship

    In 2022, Andrea McGrath celebrated 20 years since her successful stem cell transplant at Dana-Farber. She hosted a survivorship event, raising over $16,000 to benefit the work of her doctor and now friend, Corey Cutler, MD, MPH, FRCPC, whose advances in stem cell transplantation are continuing to improve outcomes for blood disorder patients like her.

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  • Haymakers for Hope

    Haymakers for Hope

    In September 2022, 24 women stepped into the ring to deliver a knockout against cancer at Haymakers for Hope’s Belles of the Brawl amateur boxing event at MGM Music Hall in Boston’s Fenway area. The bout raised $116,000 for Dana-Farber and gave women who have been affected by cancer an opportunity to fight back.

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  • Kicks for Cancer

    Kicks for Cancer

    Each September, the Concord-Carlisle High School community in Concord, Mass., comes together for Kicks for Cancer, an opportunity for area high school sports teams to support Dr.  Dipanjan Chowdhury's Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Fund. The 2022 event raised $116,000 for Dana-Farber and honored students’ loved ones who have faced cancer.

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  • Mulligan Family Fundraiser

    Mulligan Family Fundraiser

    The Mulligan Family organized a birthday fundraiser for Dana-Farber in honor of their loved one, Patrick. They raised over $15,000 to help James Cleary, MD, PhD, standardize screening options and uncover more effective treatments for pancreatic cancer.

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  • The Jimmy Fund celebrates 75 years

    The Jimmy Fund celebrates 75 years

    On May 22, 1948, Einar Gustafson, a young boy being treated for lymphoma by Dr. Sidney Farber and dubbed “Jimmy” to protect his privacy, shared his story from his hospital bed.

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  • Palm Beach surpasses $67 million in gifts to The Dana-Farber Campaign

    Palm Beach surpasses $67 million in gifts to The Dana-Farber Campaign

    For over three decades, the compassionate community in Palm Beach, Florida, has provided generous support for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s lifesaving mission to conquer cancer in adults and children—not only in Boston and Palm Beach, but also across the country and around the world.

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  • Over $1 million raised from 2023 Palm Beach Annual Appeal

    Over $1 million raised from 2023 Palm Beach Annual Appeal

    Each year, the Palm Beach community generously comes together to raise funds for Dana-Farber.

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  • Red Sox name 2023 Jimmy Fund Captain

    Red Sox name 2023 Jimmy Fund Captain

    Boston Red Sox pitcher, Garrett Whitlock, has been named Jimmy Fund Captain for the 2023 baseball season.

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  • PMC Winter Cycle

    PMC Winter Cycle

    On Feb. 4, hundreds of riders assembled at Fenway Park’s 521 Overlook venue for the PMC Winter Cycle.

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