Showing posts with label Jimmy Fund. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jimmy Fund. Show all posts

Thursday, September 7, 2023

101 Franklin residents to participate in Boston Marathon(R) Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai

Colleen Devereaux, Dottie Turner, and Walk Hero Mark Lewis will join thousands in the iconic fundraising walk for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to support all forms of cancer research and care 

101 residents from Franklin will participate in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai on Sunday, October 1.

John Moore, Molly Kruse, Katherine Caruso, Peter Willis, Michael Gibeault, Harriet Rauffenbart, Ariel Doggett, Emerson Laing, Angel Moscatelli, Peter Sullivan, and 91 Franklin residents along with thousands of other walkers, will participate in the iconic annual event that will unite the community to raise funds to support all forms of adult and pediatric care and cancer research at the nation's premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Jimmy Fund Walk has raised more than $167 million for Dana-Farber Cancer in its 34-year history, raising a record-breaking more than $8.8 million in 2022.

Mark Lewis will participate as a Walk Hero for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Heroes are matched with Jimmy Fund Walk teams to give participants an opportunity to connect with patients. Mark was diagnosed with Stage IV GI cancer with liver metastases. Mark walks on his match team, The Rak Pack.  

Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis

"Dana-Farber gives me a sense of security," Mark writes. "The Jimmy Fund is a way for me to give back and help others who are going through the same thing I am. I am hoping to be able to watch my two boys grow up."

"Throughout the past 34 years, the Jimmy Fund Walk has continuously supported life-saving research and cancer care at Dana-Farber. The 2023 Walk will be held during the Jimmy Fund's 75th anniversary year and will aim to raise $9 million in the effort to prevent, treat, and defy cancer," said Zack Blackburn, Director of the Jimmy Fund Walk. "This year also marks the 35th annual Jimmy Fund Walk. We are eager to get out on the course and see all our outstanding walkers and teams come together to support this great cause."

The Jimmy Fund Walk is the only organized walk permitted on the famed Boston Marathon® course, and participants have the flexibility to choose from four distance options: 5K walk (from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Longwood Medical Campus), 10K walk (from Newton), Half Marathon walk (from Wellesley), and Marathon walk (from Hopkinton).

Whatever route walkers choose, participants will be treated to 10 refueling stations as well as poster-sized photographs of patients – Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes – displayed at each mile and half-mile marker as inspiration. All four routes of the Jimmy Fund Walk will culminate at the Jimmy Fund Walk Finish Line Powered by Schneider Electric. Due to construction in Copley Square, the Jimmy Fund Walk Finish Line location has been moved to the Fenway neighborhood for 2023. Walkers should know that distances may be slightly shorter as we finish the walk in front of Fenway Park. The finish line will include a celebration complete with food, music, and a speaking program.

If walkers wish to participate a bit closer to home, the Jimmy Fund Walk has flexible opportunities. Participants can also join the event virtually by "walking their way" from wherever they are most comfortable—in their neighborhood, on a favorite hiking trail, or on a treadmill at home. Materials to support Virtual Walkers are available. 

To register to walk or volunteer at the Jimmy Fund Walk, (#JimmyFundWalk) or to support a walker, visit or call (866) 531-9255. Registrants can enter the promo code NEWS for $5 off the registration fee. All registered walkers will receive a bib, medal, and a Jimmy Fund Walk T-shirt.

About the Jimmy Fund

The Jimmy Fund, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023, is comprised of community-based fundraising events and other programs that, solely and directly, benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's lifesaving mission to provide compassionate patient care and groundbreaking cancer research for children and adults. The Jimmy Fund is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @TheJimmyFund.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Pub Crawl - fund raising for Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund Walk returns July 26

Via Peter Willis:

What is a Pub Crawl?  The definition of a pub crawl is: a tour taking in several pubs or bars, with one or more drinks at each.  To A Remission Commission Team Member...a Pub Crawl is a fundraising an event that raises a lots of money for Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund Walk!  We are excited to announce that we are bringing the Pub Crawl back this year!

When?  August 26th

Where?  We will start and end at La Cantina Winery, 357 Union St, Franklin, MA 02038

What time?  Arrive around 1:00 will get your wrist band and have an opportunity to quickly peruse some of our AMAZING raffle prizes and silent auction prizes!!  Take a sneak below at our Nick Strong basket!!  A huge shout out of thanks to Melissa Parr, Decor & More  and Christina Gordon!!  I will ABSOLUTELY be purchasing tickets for this basket myself!!

The price to crawl is $30 for one, and $50 for two!  What does this include?  Your wrist band...appetizers at each stop, your name will be entered into a raffle at each stop...we crawl from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m...with our final stop back at La Cantina Winery with entertainment by Christina Luccini and Sam Masoud!  There will be a cash bar at every stop, raffle prizes, a 50/50 raffle, a duck pool, silent auction and a day filled with laughter, friendship, and a whole lot of FUN!!!  This is our biggest fundraiser for our walk!  We hope that you can join us!  If you have attended one in the past...share a memory on this post!  We love every memory that we have made with you!  You can use the link below to purchase your tickets or you can Venmo me at @Debra-Honor!  This will help us keep track of our 2023 attendees!!  

We are walking NICK Strong in memory of our Dear Friend and Jimmy Fund Hero Nick Gaspar!! Please support us as we do our best to fight this dreadful disease!!!

Pub Crawl - fund raising for Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund Walk returns July 26
Pub Crawl - fund raising for Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund Walk returns July 26

Monday, September 14, 2020

NEW DATE - October 2-4 for the PMC Franklin Kids Ride 2020 Re-imagined

In order to celebrate with the PMC Kids Ride Community, we have moved our ride to the weekend of October 2-4. Since the majority of the Massachusetts rides will be held this weekend, we can all ride VIRTUALLY together.  

Cancer isn’t taking the year off so neither is the the PMC Franklin Kids Ride. Kids can ride as much or as little as they want in their own neighborhood, on a bike path or anywhere they choose! It’s a great opportunity for them to be creative, have some fun, make it their own, and raise money to help find a cure for cancer. Get family, friends, and neighbors to register too. All local communities are encouraged to participate. 

There is no registration fee and no fundraising minimum and all money raised will go directly to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. These donations benefit research, treatment, and care for children and families impacted by cancer. 

Since 2006, PMC Franklin Kids ride has raised over $540,000 for the Jimmy fund and we look forward to adding to the total this year. Sign up today to be a virtual rider and/or donate at:

For more information, please contact Lisa Marchioni at

Many kids. One mission. Cure cancer. 

PMC Franklin Kids Ride 2020
PMC Franklin Kids Ride 2020