Jimmy Fund

Jimmy Fund
Founded: 1948

To support the 's efforts to fight adult and pediatric cancers.

About the Organization:
The Jimmy Fund was founded in 1948 when the and the Boston Braves baseball team joined forces to help a twelve-year-old cancer patient dubbed "Jimmy." In the months that followed, the fund received donations from thousands of people in support of Dr. Sidney Farber's efforts to find for a cure for childhood leukemia. In the decades since, funding from the Jimmy Fund has helped turn what was a small basement laboratory into a world-renowned cancer center with four thousand faculty and staff.

Current Programs:
Now an official charity of the , the , and the , as well as the Variety Children's Charity of New England, the Jimmy Fund raises funds through a variety of events, including the , the , , and . Donations to the fund help finance groundbreaking clinical trials, the development of new cancer-fighting drugs, state-of-the-art equipment, critical basic , and Dana-Farber's efforts to provide patients with that addresses the full spectrum of their physical, emotional, and psychological needs.

Web Site:
Visitors to the Jimmy Fund site can read about at Dana-Farber or ; watch discussing why they volunteer or participate in fundraising events; or keep up with developments in cancer research via the organization's . They also can learn about , upcoming , and/or opportunities or how to with support from the fund via the and .

The Jimmy Fund is supported by individuals, foundations, and corporations.

10 Brookline Place West
Brookline, MA 01145-7226
Phone: 800-52-JIMMY (54669)


October 17, 2017