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About the Jimmy Fund

The Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in its relentless pursuit of a world without cancer.

Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of community efforts to help save lives and give hope to cancer patients around the world. An official charity of the Boston Red Sox, Pan-Mass Challenge, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, and Variety Children’s Charity of New England, the Jimmy Fund is an American favorite.

Dana-Farber's Mission

“Dedicated to discovery … Committed to care” is the mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A world leader in cancer research and treatment, the Institute was founded in 1947 by Dr. Sidney Farber and fortified by our historic partner, the Dana Foundation. Dana-Farber is renowned for using its discoveries to improve the treatment of adults and children with cancer. It is the founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. It is also a federally-designated Center for AIDS Research and a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been the top ranked cancer hospital in New England by U.S. News and World Report for 14 consecutive years, and is the only cancer center in the country ranked in the top 4 for both adult and pediatric cancer programs.

The Impact of Your Philanthropy

When you support or participate in a Jimmy Fund fundraiser, you supply the money that fuels the work of both the brightest minds in science and the most talented clinicians caring for patients at Dana-Farber.

90 cents of every dollar raised by the Jimmy Fund goes directly to Dana-Farber.

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