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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 PACESETTERS
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 TEAMS
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!

PACESETTER 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:

November 15, 2017: All 2017 Star Pacesetters and above are invited with a guest to celebrate the success of the 2017 Jimmy Fund Walk at Morton's The Steakhouse in Boston's Seaport District. Attendees will hear from Sapna Syngal, MD, MPH and her current patient Sharon Goyette (a fellow Pacesetter!) The event will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. RSVP today.

December 2, 2018: All 2017 Young Pacesetters are invited with a guest to connect with fellow Young Pacesetters, play games, and enjoy a breakfast buffet at Dave & Buster's in Woburn, Mass., on Saturday, December 2 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. RSVP today.

January 25, 2018: All 2017 Four and Five-Star Pacesetters will be invited with a guest to an evening at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

March 11, 2018: All individual Pacesetters, Captains and Co-Captains of Pacesetter Teams, Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes, and sponsors will be invited with a guest to the Extra Mile Brunch, which will celebrate the success of the 2017 Jimmy Fund Walk and kickoff the 30th anniversary Jimmy Fund Walk.

April 12, 2018: All members of 2017 and 2018 Pacesetter teams will be invited to attend this special event at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. More details to come!

Date TBD: The first 100 Star Pacesetters (those who raise $1,500+) for the 2018 Jimmy Fund Walk will be invited with a guest to Fenway Park for a meal, speaking program, and Red Sox game.


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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