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become a pacesetter

Pacesetters are an elite group of top fundraisers who receive special recognition, rewards, and invitations to exclusive events, including the Extra Mile Brunch. Both individuals and teams can be Pacesetters.

Walk Pacesetter
Ellen Eisner, Four-Star Pacesetter
"I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2016 and I walk as a real-life example of what happens when research is funded and new treatment options become available. Doing the walk is one small way my husband and I can give back."
Have an even bigger impact on conquering cancer by setting your goal at Pacesetter level! Utilize the new Pacesetter gift pyramid worksheet to help you reach your Pacesetter goal.

Individual Pacesetter Levels
Star Pacesetter
  Raise $1,500 or more
Two-Star Pacesetter
  Raise $2,500 or more
Three-Star Pacesetter
  Raise $5,000 or more
Four-Star Pacesetter
  Raise $7,500 or more
Five-Star Pacesetter
  Raise $10,000 or more
Young Pacesetter*
  Raise $500 or more
*Walkers who are 12 years old or younger
Pacesetter Recognition and Rewards:
2017 Pacesetters who achieve the levels listed above will receive special gear on Walk day, including a special T-shirt, and hat! Check out the other Pacesetter rewards you will earn as you climb the Pacesetter ladder.

You will also receive invitations to Pacesetter exclusive events!

Pacesetter Team Levels
Star Pacesetter Team
  Raise $15,000 or more
Two-Star Pacesetter Team
  Raise $25,000 or more
Three-Star Pacesetter Team
  Raise $50,000 or more
Four-Star Pacesetter Team
  Raise $75,000 or more
Five-Star Pacesetter Team
  Raise $100,000 or more
Team Pacesetter Recognition and Rewards:
Pacesetter teams are our top fundraising teams. They will receive special Pacesetter rewards and invitations to exclusive events!

Pacesetters are invited to attend exclusive events to network and share fundraising ideas, as well as hear about the latest research and patient care happening at Dana-Farber.

Upcoming Events:

Past Events:

November 17, 2016: All 2016 Star Pacesetters and above were invited to celebrate the success of the 2016 Jimmy Fund Walk at Morton’s Steakhouse in Boston’s Seaport district. Guests heard from fellow walkers and Dana-Farber employees and enjoyed a delicious meal! Check out event photos.

January 12, 2017: All 2016 Four and Five-Star Pacesetters were invited to a reception at Seasons 52 Restaurant. Guests heard from Karen Fasciano, Psy. D about her work in Palliative Care at Dana-Farber. Check out event photos here.

March 5, 2017: All individual Pacesetters and Captains and Co-Captains of Pacesetter Teams were invited to the 2016 Extra Mile Brunch with a guest to celebrate the achievements of the Jimmy Fund Walk community.

June 25, 2017: The first 100 Star Pacesetters (those who raise $1,500+) for the 2017 Jimmy Fund Walk were each invited, with a guest, to lunch, a speaking program, and the Boston Red Sox game.
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