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Jimmy Fund Patient
Jimmy Fund Clinic patient
Bennett Olson

Where the Money Goes

The money raised through Rally for the Jimmy Fund helps make the patient experience just a bit easier and allows future discoveries to revolutionize cancer treatments around the world. Here are a just some of the ways your gift helps make a difference at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

Your money:

  • A gift of $5 can provide transportation assistance
  • A gift of $25 can fund the Jimmy Fund Clinic’s toy closet and treasure chest
  • A gift of $35 can provide patients with personalized consultation services
  • A gift of $50 can help support more than 750 clinical trials
  • A gift of $100 can help our Mammography van reach more communities
  • A gift of $200 could fund the development of new cancer drugs

Eighty-eight cents of every dollar raised by Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund goes directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which was given the highest ranking of four stars by Charity Navigator: America's largest independent evaluation of non-profit organizations.

Learn more about Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund:

  • Impact of Your Giving: Every gift, no matter the size, advances our lifesaving mission. When you give to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund you invest in a world without cancer.
  • Mission: "Dedicated to discovery...Committed to care" is the mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
  • History of the Jimmy Fund: The Jimmy Fund started in 1948 when the Variety Children's Charity of New England and the Boston Braves baseball team joined forces to help a 12-year-old cancer patient dubbed "Jimmy."

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