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2005

December 21, 2005
Pan-Massachusetts Challenge 2006 fact sheet

The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), presented by the Boston Red Sox and Overstock.com, is the nation's original fundraising bike-a-thon and today raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country. read more

December 21, 2005
Four-thousand cyclists from around the world will ride to raise $24 million for cancer research

On August 5 and 6, 4,000 cyclists from 30 states and six countries will ride across the Commonwealth in the 27th annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) with the goal of raising $24 million for cancer research. read more

December 21, 2005
A walk in the woods leads to nation's most successful bike-a-thon

Surprisingly, it was a cold, wet, and often lonely walk in the woods that inspired the philosophy behind the nation's original fundraising bike-a-thon for charity, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC). read more

December 16, 2005
Red Sox autograph signing & auction to support the Jimmy Fund

The Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston is hosting a home run autograph session with several Red Sox players and minor-league prospects. "New Stars for Young Stars" is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7, at Jillian's Boston. So far, Red Sox players Jonathan Papelbon, Bronson Arroyo, Craig Hansen, Lenny DiNardo, Manny DelCarmen and minor-league players Charlie Zink, Jed Lowrie, and Brandon Moss plan to attend. read more

December 16, 2005
CSC Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge at Nashoba Valley, Feb. 11

Skiers and snowboarders of every ability are invited to Nashoba Valley Ski Area for the 11th annual CSC Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 11. There will be team and individual ski and snowboard races, an outdoor barbecue lunch, and an après ski party and auction. Plus, free-style legend Wayne Wong will cheer on the racers and hold a celebrity ski clinic. read more

December 14, 2005
A Wedding Gift that Helps Save Lives

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund want to be a part of your wedding celebration. Dana-Farber is making it easy for couples to honor their guests by making a donation to support the fight against cancer. Dana-Farber treats both adult and child oncology patients, and is home to some of the most innovative cancer researchers. read more

November 16, 2005
The Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute mourn the loss of supporter and broadcaster, Ralph Edwards

The staff and the extended family of the world-renowned cancer center, Dana- Farber Cancer Institute, and its fundraising arm, the Jimmy Fund, mourn the loss of broadcasting pioneer, Ralph Edwards. Edwards was instrumental in launching the Jimmy Fund in 1948. learn more

November 8, 2005
Pan-Massachusetts Challenge cyclists raise $23 million for the Jimmy Fund

The Jimmy Fund received its largest single gift ever this past weekend when Billy Starr, founder and executive director of the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), handed Dana-Farber President Edward J. Benz Jr., MD, a check for $23 million during a celebratory brunch held at The Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. learn more

October 27, 2005
Jimmy Fund Honors WEEI's Glenn Ordway With Annual "Jimmy Award"

WEEI afternoon host Glenn Ordway, host of the wildly popular "Big Show," was presented with the prestigious 2005 Jimmy Award from Dana-Farber. The annual award is presented to an extraordinary celebrity or media member who has shown exceptional devotion to the mission of Dana-Farber over the years. learn more

October 27, 2005
Boston Red Sox Fans Help Raise $1M for Jimmy Fund

The 2005 baseball season is officially over, but the Boston Red Sox logo is still being seen everywhere — on cars, not uniforms, however. The Boston Red Sox Massachusetts license plate that benefits the Red Sox' official charity, the Jimmy Fund, has been so popular that proceeds from its sales have already topped the $1 million mark. learn more

October 20, 2005
Holiday Gifts That Give Many Ways

From cards to candles to cookbooks to crushing one out of the park (Fenway Park, that is), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund offer many ways for conscientious shoppers to enhance their giving this holiday season. learn more

October 5, 2005
Cow-a-bunga! Calling All Artists!

Using a cow as a canvas, artists throughout New England are invited to become part of CowParade Boston, the public art event that will be coming to the streets of Boston beginning in June 2006. The deadline for artists' proposals is Nov. 15. learn more

October 4, 2005
The Studio Presents Two Plays — 'Dressed Up!' & 'Wigged Out!', Oct. 24

The owners of The Studio are presenting a special performance of 'Dressed Up!' and 'Wigged Out!' on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Zero Arrow Theater in Cambridge to benefit the Women's Cancers Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. learn more

September 30, 2005
Dana-Farber holiday greetings help in fight against cancer

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has holiday greetings that add to the season's warmth, as well as make a difference in the lives of those facing cancer. This year's 2005 Holiday Card Collection, 17 exclusive designs and greetings, will help raise funds to support treatments and cures for cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund Clinic. learn more

September 12, 2005
Jimmy Fund Golf Raises $5.4 Million for Cancer Research

Jimmy Fund Golf, the oldest grassroots golf effort for charity in the nation, this season raised $5.4 million for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. learn more

August 15, 2005
Wine Tasting to Benefit the Jimmy Fund

Sipping wine will promote good health at a wine tasting event to benefit the Jimmy Fund on Thursday, Sept. 22, at Chris Gasbarro's Fine Wine and Spirits on Route 6 in Seekonk. Tickets are $33 and the event begins at 6:30 p.m. Raffle tickets can also be purchased for prizes that include four Patriots tickets donated by Dunkin' Donuts. learn more

August 12, 2005
An Evening with Champions, Oct. 14 & 15

Top Olympic and world skaters will continue their battle against cancer this fall as they once again gather at America's premier figure skating exhibition, An Evening with Champions, on Friday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct.15, at 7 p.m. at Harvard's Bright Hockey Center. read more

August 10, 2005
Dunkin' Donuts New England Franchisees Raise more than $1M for the Jimmy Fund and Rising Stars Program in One Day

Franchise owners for Dunkin' Donuts stores in New England raised more than $1,000,000 on Tuesday, Aug. 9, for the Rising Stars Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The proceeds were generated from the 8th Annual Dunkin' Donuts George Mandell Memorial Golf Tournament and auction. read more

July 29, 2005
Day of Golf to Benefit the Jimmy Fund

Enjoy a day of golf and help in the fight against cancer at the same time. Warwick Country Club in Warwick, R.I., will host a golf tournament, presented by the Jimmy Fund Council of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts on Sept. 26, to benefit the Jimmy Fund. learn more

July 25, 2005
Child-Designed Dunkin' Donuts Box to Debut in July

For the first time in its 55-year history, the Dunkin' Donuts donut box has been designed by a child. She is not an acclaimed artist, but a very brave eight-year-old girl named Lilly. Lilly is a patient at the world-renowned Jimmy Fund Clinic at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. read more

July 21, 2005
Charity, Comedy, and Sports Combine to Help Strike Out Cancer, Aug. 25 & 26

This year's WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon will be the biggest all-star affair in the three-year history of the event. The Boston Red Sox, WEEI 850-AM Sports Radio, New England Sports Network (NESN) and the Jimmy Fund are joining forces to raise $2 million for cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. read more

June 22, 2005
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Pays Tribute to Cancer Survivors at Boogie on Low Beach Nantucket Fundraiser

Several Nantucket residents battling cancer and Boston Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino will be honored at the annual Boogie on Low Beach fundraiser hosted by George A. Cloutier. Proceeds from the event will benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Nantucket Cottage Hospital's Community and Home Health Department. read more

June 22, 2005
Musicians United Against Cancer, July 15

The first annual Musicians United Against Cancer benefit concert will feature performances by musicians who have been directly or indirectly affected by cancer. Featuring an eclectic lineup of five bands, the concert will be held Friday, July 15, at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge and will benefit cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. read more

June 16, 2005
Million Dollar Week for Jimmy Fund Golf, June 20 — 27

When thousands of people participate in 15 golf tournaments held in three states during the last week of June, they will be putting, chipping, and driving to raise $1 million for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. read more

June 6, 2005
1st Jimmy Fund Regatta Set Sail Toward a Cure

Sailors and their crews on more than 60 sailboats participated in two days of racing in the first Jimmy Fund Regatta. The event, which was presented by Northern Trust and organized by Sail Newport, raised more than $180,000 for Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. read more

May 23, 2005
Mutual Fund Industry Takes Competition to the Golf Course

Boston's financial district, home of the mutual fund, is a hotbed of competition for 364 days a year. But for one day in June, Boston's most prestigious and aggressive mutual fund and financial investment companies take their rivalry to the golf course, playing with and against each other to raise money for a cause much greater than personal wealth or corporate profits. read more

May 20, 2005
Visit by Red Sox legends DiMaggio, Doerr and Pesky honors friend, teammate's memory

More than 50 years after they helped spread the word about Dana-Farber in its earliest days, Boston Red Sox legends Dom DiMaggio, Bobby Doerr, and Johnny Pesky returned to the Institute to honor both a friend treated here and the memory of their late teammate Ted Williams. read more

May 18, 2005
Make a splash! 10th annual Boston Harbor Islands Swim

Swim Across America is looking for swimming enthusiasts to dive into Boston Harbor on Friday, July 22, to benefit cancer research. Or, they may take part in either a one-mile competition or a half-mile recreational swim at Nantasket Beach the following day, Saturday, July 23. read more

May 2, 2005
Giving back important to cancer survivors
Flaherty and First co-chair 'Couture for Hope,' May 19 & 20

Patty Franchi Flaherty of Natick and Deborah First of Weston want people to know that there is life after cancer. That is why the two of them, both cancer survivors, are chairing the May 19 and 20 "Couture for Hope" with Special Guest Designer Carolina Herrera to benefit the Women's Cancers Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. read more

April 27, 2005
Another Way to Complete the Boston Marathon®

If you didn't run the Boston Marathon®, why not walk it? Online registration for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk is now open. The Walk will take place on Sunday, Sept. 18, and offers participants a unique opportunity to follow the sanctioned "marathon" course from Hopkinton to Boston. read more

April 25, 2005
Couture for Hope
With Guest Designer Carolina Herrera

Red Sox Wives Kathryn Nixon and Karen Varitek join internationally renowned designer Carolina Herrera for two fashionably fun events in support of the Women's Cancers Program at Dana-Farber. read more

April 25, 2005
George A. Cloutier to host second annual "Boogie on Low Beach" Event to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, July 22

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and host George A. Cloutier are pleased to hold the second annual "Boogie on Low Beach" event on Friday, July 22, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. The event once again will be held at Mr. Cloutier's residence at 40 Low Beach Road in Sconset. read more

April 4, 2005
Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, May 2–8

Sweets for the sweet. Boston's best pastry chefs will be creating delightful desserts during the week leading up to Mother's Day, all to benefit the Gillette Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. read more

April 1, 2005
Northern Trust to Present First Jimmy Fund Regatta, June 4 — 5

Newport's newest sailing event, the Jimmy Fund Regatta will be presented by Northern Trust. The event will be held on June 4 and 5. read more

March 18, 2005
Jordan Leandre makes movie debut in "Fever Pitch," opening April 8

Four-year-old Jordan Leandre of South Dennis, Mass., a Jimmy Fund Clinic patient and cancer survivor, has wowed sold-out crowds at legendary Fenway Park with his version of the National Anthem on three occasions. read more

March 1, 2005
Rappaport Tags Jeter out at Fleetcenter

New Boston Fund, a Boston-based real estate investment, development and management firm, has announced that it has purchased the naming rights for the FleetCenter today with all proceeds going to the Jimmy Fund. read more

February 25, 2005
FleetCenter will become the 'JimmyFundCenter' for a day

On Tuesday, March 1, the FleetCenter will become the 'JimmyFundCenter'... settling (for now) a more than 25-year rivalry between two Harvard alums. read more

February 16, 2005
Thousands of Volunteers Support the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge

The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), the most successful athletic fundraiser in the nation, will be supported by more than 2,000 volunteers on Aug. 6 and 7. read more

February 15, 2005
Thousands Walk to Fund Cancer Research

On Sunday, Sept. 18th, more than 6,000 people will be taking steps to fight cancer by walking in the 17th Annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, presented by Hyundai Motor America and its more than 600 U.S. dealers. read more

February 7, 2005
Congratulations to Robert and Myra Kraft and the New England Patriots

The staff and patients of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute heartily congratulate the Kraft family and the New England Patriots on their outstanding Super Bowl win. read more

February 3, 2005
2006 Jimmy Fund Regatta ready to set sail, June 3–4

The second annual Jimmy Fund Regatta presented by Northern Trust is ready to set sail June 3-4. All boats will be sailing to benefit cancer research and care at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. read more

February 2, 2005
Spokes in the Pan-Mass Challenge Wheel

Hundreds of children across Massachusetts will use pedal power to raise money for cancer research and treatment this summer. They are PMC Kids, children affiliated with the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), the two-day bike-a-thon and the most successful athletic fundraising event in the nation. read more

January 26, 2005
Hit the slopes for the Jimmy Fund CSC/Jimmy Fund Ski Challenge at Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Feb. 12

Ski or snowboard enthusiasts and novices alike are invited to show they care and hit the slopes to help fight against cancer at the 10th annual CSC/Jimmy Fund Ski Challenge at Nashoba Valley Ski Area on Saturday, Feb. 12. read more

January 24, 2005
Help Lick Cancer at the Verizon Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® June 7, 8, and 9

There is a lot to like at the Verizon Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl. The nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival, which will take over Boston's City Hall Plaza, June 7, 8, and 9, features plenty of frozen treats and a chance to help a good cause — the fight against cancer. read more

January 18, 2005
Four Thousand Cyclists from Around the World to Ride for Cancer Research — The 26th Annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge is August 6 and 7, 2005

4,000 cyclists from 35 states and six countries will ride across the Commonwealth in the 26th annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) on Aug. 6 and 7. read more

January 18, 2005
Pan-Massachusetts Challenge 2005 Fact Sheet

Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), presented by the World Champion Boston Red Sox, is the nation's original fundraising bike-a-thon and today raises more money - two, three, and four times more money - than any other athletic fundraising event in the country. read more