Ten residents from Revere will choose their own route on October 3 for the Boston MarathonÂ® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai. Participants are encouraged to â€œWalk Your Wayâ€ from wherever they are most comfortableâ€”whether that be from their neighborhood, favorite trail, or from a treadmill in their own home.
Nicholas Chamberlin, Nichole Connors, Ken Griffin, Danai Griffin, Renee Griffin, Grace Griffin, Ronald LaQuaglia, Jasmine Lo, Jillian Lydon, and Cinthia Pena, along with thousands of other walkers, will participate in virtual programming during the Walk that aims to recreate the most inspiring elements of Walk day. While the event will not physically bring walkers together along the famed Boston MarathonÂ® course, it will unite the community to raise funds to support all forms of adult and pediatric care and cancer research at the nationâ€™s premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event has raised more than $150 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in its 30+ year history.
â€œWhile we canâ€™t see everyone in person this year, we are excited for the virtual programing which will give participants the opportunity to support breakthroughs in cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,â€ said Zack Blackburn, Director of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. â€œTogether, from a safe distance, we will take critical strides in the journey to defy cancer.â€
This yearâ€™s event will have a lower fundraising requirement, $100 for adults and $25 for those under 18, with a $5 registration fee. All registered walkers will receive a bib and medal and the first 5,000 to register will receive a Jimmy Fund Walk T-shirt.
Anyone interested in additional information can reference the Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way frequently asked questions or can send an email to [email protected]. Funds raised from the Jimmy Fund Walk support all forms of adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at the nationâ€™s premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Boston Athletic Association has supported the Jimmy Fund Walk since 1989, and Hyundai has been the presenting sponsor since 2002.
To register to walk (#JimmyFundWalk) or to support a walker visit www.JimmyFundWalk.org or call (866) 531-9255. All Jimmy Fund Walk participants are encouraged to utilize the Charity Miles App to help with training and fundraising, engage with Dana-Farber patient stories and podcasts, and much more! Download the app here.
The Jimmy Fund, established in Boston in 1948, is comprised of community-based fundraising events and other programs that, solely and directly, benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Instituteâ€™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 Childrenâ€™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.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is one of the worldâ€™s leading centers of cancer research and treatment. Dana-Farberâ€™s mission is to reduce the burden of cancer through scientific inquiry, clinical care, education, community engagement, and advocacy. Dana-Farber is a federally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.