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The flexible funds raised through the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai help support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s exceptional patient care and allows future research discoveries to revolutionize cancer treatments both nationally and around the world.

Eighty-six cents of every dollar raised by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund goes directly to research and patient care at Dana-Farber.

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Team Lynch Syndrome, Star Pacesetter Team
Team Lynch Syndrome is comprised of Lynch syndrome cancer survivors, "previvors," supporters, genetic counselors, nurses, physicians, and scientists, all coming together in the Jimmy Fund Walk to support Lynch Syndrome research and patient advocacy.
The funds you raise could help to:
  • Advance Dana-Farber's signature total patient care philosophy by enhancing the programs and initiatives that serve patients and their families
  • Invest in future cancer breakthroughs by providing flexible funding for Dana-Farber's areas of greatest need
  • Allow Dana-Farber to attract, develop, and retain the brightest minds who will lead the next generation of cancer care and research
  • Cover insurance reimbursement gaps, so that expert patient-centered care is delivered without compromise
  • Fund patient programs, such as support groups, nutrition education, the pediatric "Back to School Program," fitness classes, creative arts programs, survivorship, as well as other patient and family resources
The funds you raise could help many more amazing programs and research initiatives at Dana-Farber. Thank you!

"We are living through an absolutely unprecedented time in the history of humanity... Never before have we known so much about disease like cancer. Never before have we understood so well what the molecular basis of cancer is," says Barrett Rollins, MD, PhD of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Watch Dr. Rollins’ SIDTALK, in which he describes the progress scientists have made in understanding and treating cancer, and how Dana-Farber is leading the way in conquering cancer.


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been the top ranked cancer hospital in New England by U.S. News and World Report for 17 consecutive years, and is the only cancer center in the country ranked in the top 4 for both adult and pediatric programs.
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