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Each year, adult and pediatric patients from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute volunteer to be part of the Hero Program, the heart of the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. These Heroes inspire the Jimmy Fund Walk community and help teams raise critical funds for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber.

Meet the 2017 Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes!

Walk Patient
Christina Smith
"I walk to help the Jimmy Fund continue providing the outstanding, inspiring care that I received as a patient at Dana-Farber. In the midst of pain and suffering, the Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber community is a light that burns bright!"
DANA-FARBER PATIENTS AND FAMILIES

Matched with a Walk team: Heroes are paired with teams participating in the Jimmy Fund Walk, who will walk and fundraise in their Hero’s honor, forming a unique friendship.

Hero Match Party: This fun event is an opportunity for you and your family to get to know your match team! Come with stories, photos, and anything else you’d want to share with your match team.

Sharing a Story: Hero photos will be used in a slideshow on the Jimmy Fund Walk website and in other marketing materials. Heroes may also choose to have a press release drafted about their participation in the Hero Program, and have their photos used in social media.

Walk day: On Walk day, Hero photos serve as inspirational mile or half mile markers along the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon® course and are on display at the Copley Square Finish Line. Many Heroes and their families visit their Hero sign along the course to take photos and give high fives to Walk participants. Heroes and their families also participate in the Hyundai Hero Hub and other activities at the Copley Square Finish Line. Each Hero receives a special Jimmy Fund Walk Hero T-shirt.

If a Hero decides to walk in the Jimmy Fund Walk, he or she is required to register and agrees to a fundraising minimum of $300 (13 years or older on Walk day) or $100 (12 years or younger on Walk day). The Jimmy Fund Walk Staff is here to help with fundraising tips!

HERO MATCH TEAMS

Heroes are matched with teams participating in the Jimmy Fund Walk, who walk and fundraise in their Hero’s honor.

Interest Form: New this year, all new and returning Jimmy Fund Walk Hero Match Teams must be registered and submit an online interest form in order to be matched with a patient partner. The Team Captain or Co-Captain should complete this form once for the team. To receive the form by email, please contact Stephanie Dolliver.

Hero Match Party: This fun event is an opportunity for Team Captains to get to know the Hero with which your team is matched! Come with stories, photos, and anything else you’d want to share with your Hero and his or her family.

For more information, on the Jimmy Fund Walk Hero Program, please contact:

Stephanie Dolliver
Hero Program Coordinator, Jimmy Fund Walk
617-582-8681
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