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More than 9,400 people participated in the 2016 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai for many different reasons! Read below to meet a few Jimmy Fund Walk participants and why they are involved.

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Featured Walker
Bushy Strong, Star Pacesetter Team
"I walk to teach my daughter what strength, dedication, love, and support truly means. I walk to remember people in my life that I’ve lost to cancer and the ones that still continue to fight. I walk to remind myself of my own fight and to appreciate every day with my amazing family and friends."
Walk Pacesetter
Jeremy Ryan, Two-Star Pacesetter
"As a researcher, the Walk is where I feel most connected to the Institute. Everyone bands together for one cause that I am very proud of and am thankful I can take part in: making patients into survivors."
Walk Team
Fight Fierce, Three-Star Pacesetter Team
"We Fight Fierce to remember and honor those we have loved and lost. We Fight Fierce to help find a cure for those who continue to battle this devastating disease."
Corporate Walk Team
Jeff Beale, Five-Star Pacesetter, Eaton Vance
"I enjoy walking with more than 100 of my colleagues at Eaton Vance who all have their own reasons for walking. It is a special day for me, and a wonderful way to connect with people who have had an experience with cancer. Since 2000, Eaton Vance has raised more than $1 million through the Walk. We are very proud of our commitment to this event, Dana-Farber, and conquering cancer."
Virtual Walkers
Jeannette McDonald, Star Pacestter
"I am a two-time cancer survivor and walked for 10 years. This year I was traveling and couldn’t participate, but the Walk has become part of who I am so being a Virtual Walker allowed me to still be true to what is important in my life – finding a cure."
Dana-Farber Employee
Team Neuro, Four-Star Pacesetter Team
"Team Neuro walks to unite patients, families and the staff of DFCI’s Center for Neuro-Oncology. Together, we are raising awareness and funding for brain tumor research to improve outcomes for patients."
Third Party Walk Event
Green Monsters
"This year, we decided to team up with Pure Barre Brookline. They generously gave us their studio and a teacher for a one hour workout. It was such a fun way to get a bunch of our friends together sweating for charity!"
Walk Patient
Tad Joniec, 2016 Jimmy Fund Walk Hero
"Life is wonderful and Dana-Farber has kept the word WONDERFUL in my life."
Walk Heroes
Racing Resources
"Team Racing Resources walks each year to support the Blum Pediatric Resource Room in the Jimmy Fund Clinic, which provides a comfortable place for kids and families to connect with others going through similar experiences."
Walk Volunteer
Girl Scout Troop 76033, Canton, Mass.
"For the last two years, Girl Scout Troop 76033 from Canton has volunteered at the Newton start cheering participants as they start their 10K journey to Copley Square."
 
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