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2002

December 20, 2002
A challenge for the fleet of foot

Training for the Boston Marathon certainly provides runners with health benefits. Some even run fast enough to help improve the health of others by raising money to support cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute read more

December 2002
The 24th annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge

Cycling and cancer research have been connected in New England since 1980 when 36 cyclists rode 220 miles across Massachusetts to raise funds for lifesaving research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. read more

November 15, 2002
Wine, Dine and Design — Dec. 5 – 8

Join Water & Fire and Boston Magazine for a week of culinary excitement and kitchen design to benefit the Eva Brownman Breast Cancer Fund at Dana-Farber. read more

October 25, 2002
Evander Holyfield, Cecil Fielder take a swing at cancer

A day before bringing their message to Roxbury, five-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, former New York Yankee Cecil Fielder, and chairman and CEO of Major Broadcasting Cable Network, Willie E. Gary, visited children being treated for cancer at the Jimmy Fund Clinic at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Friday. read more

October 4, 2002
Send holiday messages that help fight cancer

This holiday season send some holiday cheer to friends and family and also support the fight against cancer. read more

October 4, 2002
HomeGoods' 'heroes' support the Jimmy Fund

More than 103,000 HomeGoods customers were "heroes" when they shopped throughout September at any of the company's 85 off-price home fashion stores located throughout the country. read more

October 2, 2002
Shop for shoes on QVC and help raise funds for breast cancer research and education

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been named a beneficiary of the Ninth Annual QVC Presents 'FFANY Shoes on Sale,' Oct. 16. read more

September 25, 2002
Thousands prepare for Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk

Walkers carbo-load with pasta dinner on Sept. 28, then take to the streets on Sept. 29 read more

September 23, 2002
WB56 supports the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk

Tune in to WB56 from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, to watch your family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers walk in the 14th annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk. read more

September 4, 2002
Community Newspaper Co. supports the Jimmy Fund

Community Newspaper Company (CNC) has created a print advertising campaign for the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk. read more

September 4, 2002
MFS Investment Management® presents Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk September 29, 2002

One hundred employees of MFS Investment Management® will take to the streets between Hopkinton and Boston's Copley Square on Sunday, Sept. 29, walking up to 26.2 miles, or volunteering along the historic Boston Marathon® route, to raise money for lifesaving cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund in the 14th Annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk. read more

August 28, 2002
WEEI and the Red Sox host most successful radiothon in Jimmy Fund history

Sports Radio WEEI 850 AM and the Boston Red Sox teamed up last Friday, Aug. 23 to host the most successful radiothon in Jimmy Fund history. The 18-hour celebrity-packed radiothon raised more than $325,000 in gifts and pledges and served as the kick off to the 50-year anniversary celebration of the Boston Red Sox-Jimmy Fund connection. read more

August 8, 2002
Make baseball history with WEEI and the Boston Red Sox, Aug. 23

Calling all Boston Red Sox fans. WEEI, 850 AM, and the Boston Red Sox are giving New England baseball fans a chance to become a part of baseball history on Friday, Aug. 23, and to benefit the Red Sox' official charity, the Jimmy Fund, at the same time. read more

July 26, 2002
Burger King of New England and Jimmy Fund Offer A Chance for KidsSM sweepstakes & promotional campaign to benefit cancer research and treatment

Burger King® restaurants throughout New England are asking customers to take A Chance for Kids by making a gift to the Jimmy Fund. read more

July 26, 2002
Burger King Children's Charities of Metro New York to help Small Fries™ become Large Fries

Burger King® restaurants in the Metro New York region are asking customers to take A Chance for KidsSM by making a gift to the Jimmy Fund and Burger King Children's Charities of Metro New York. read more

July 19, 2002
Jimmy Fund web site features Ted Williams Tribute

BOSTON — The Jimmy Fund, Ted Williams' and New England's favorite charity, has developed a special online tribute to the "Splendid Splinter," the best hitter in baseball, an American war hero, and a champion of children with cancer. read more

July 10, 2002
Dunkin' Donuts Rising Stars - top cancer researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - threw out first pitch at Fenway Park, June 26

A team of 10 Rising Stars at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute gained the spotlight when the first pitch was thrown at Fenway Park on June 26. These top cancer researchers - supported by a grant to the Jimmy Fund by Dunkin' Donuts franchisees in New England - will be in the winner's column when the cures for cancer are found. read more

July 5, 2002
The Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute mourn the loss of longtime supporter, baseball legend Ted Williams.

The staff and extended family of the world-renowned cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its fundraising arm, the Jimmy Fund, mourn the loss of baseball's most famous hitter and its legendary supporter, Ted Williams. read more

July 2, 2002
Cyclists conquer Commonwealth for cancer cures

A sea of cyclists, nearly 3,800 in all, will take to the roads across the Commonwealth on August 3 and 4 in the 23rd annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, the nation's original charity bike-a-thon, which raises money for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund. read more

June 24, 2002
Jimmy Fund Special Occasion Favors show appreciation for guests and life

Ideal for any social event, Special Occasion Favors from the Jimmy Fund are the perfect solution for the bride or host who seeks an elegant way to express a personal commitment to "a cancer-free world"™. read more

June 19, 2002
Bronx Middle School 118 students research for a cure

After an extensive Internet research project, local 6th graders at Middle School 118 chose the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass., as the recipient of the proceeds raised by their new interactive yearbook. read more

June 2002
20th Annual Scooper Bowl® to benefit the Jimmy Fund — June 11 – 13

The Fleet Scooper Bowl will dish out all the ice cream you can eat on June 11, 12, and 13 on Boston City Hall Plaza. read more

June 10, 2002
Fishing for a cure, August 9

Combine three great pastimes — fishing, food and fundraising — at the 9th Annual Joe Cronin Memorial Fishing Tournament to benefit the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Aug. 9 at the Nauticus Marina in Osterville, Mass. read more

June 6, 2002
Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk online registration available

It all starts with a "click." The Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, presented by MFS Investment Management®, now offers on-line registration. read more

June 6, 2002
14th Annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk — September 29

The Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, presented by MFS Investment Management® will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29. read more

June 5, 2002
Volunteers needed for Jimmy Fund/Variety Children's Charity Theatre Collections Program

Movie enthusiasts have a unique (and air conditioned) opportunity to raise money for the Jimmy Fund/Variety Children's Charity Theatre Collections Program by volunteering to pass collection canisters immediately prior to feature films at local theatres from June 21 through July 28. read more

April 24, 2002
Let's "pool" together to pocket cancer

"Chalk It Up! A Night of Billiards, Bachelors and Other Memorable Treasures" will be held on Thursday, June 6, from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Boston Billiard Club. read more

April 3, 2002
Captains needed for Jimmy Fund Volunteer teams

Calling all movie lovers who want to make a big difference by supporting cancer research – the Jimmy Fund has the "job" for you. read more

March 25, 2002
MFS Investment Management presents Jimmy Fund events for fourth straight year

For employees of MFS Investment Management®, supporting the Jimmy Fund is a physical and emotional effort that, after three years, has become part of the company's culture. read more

February 15, 2002
Ten Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators chosen to receive Dunkin' Donuts 'Rising Star' grants

Ten junior faculty members in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Adult Oncology department were recently chosen to receive research grants as "Dunkin' Donuts Rising Stars." read more

February 6, 2002
DFMC runners to pound 26.2 miles of pavement to raise $3 million for cancer research

Boston Marathon runners feel a sense of accomplishment as they conquer the grueling "Heartbreak Hill" section of the historic 26.2-mile route. But the accomplishment is two-fold for Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge runners, who are running to conquer cancer. read more

February 2002
Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk 2002 Fact Sheet

On Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, more than 9,000 people will walk the historic 26.2-mile Boston Marathon® route to raise more than $4.5 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. read more

February 1, 2002
Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk sets record pace in fundraising

The more than 8,000 walkers who participated in the 2001 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk helped break the $4 million mark in fundraising. read more

February 2002
Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge 2002 Fact Sheet

Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) runners from 20 states will run in the 106th Boston Marathon on April 15, with a goal of raising $3 million. read more

January 2002
Nation's largest ice cream festival celebrates 20th year

Celebrating 20 years of sweet success, the nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival, the Fleet Scooper Bowl®, will take over Boston's City Hall Plaza, June 11, 12, and 13. read more