BOSTON – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund launched the 2015 Rally for the Jimmy Fund presented by Next Step Living®, a chance for Boston Red Sox fans to “rally” in their workplaces and schools leading up to Fenway Park’s Opening Day April 13 to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Rally for the Jimmy Fund encourages co-workers, classmates, and friends to form Rally teams in which each member contributes $5 or more to the Jimmy Fund. In exchange, they can wear Boston Red Sox gear to work or school on Monday, April 13 when the Sox take on the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park in the home opener.
The top fundraising workplace and school (K-12, college, or university) will win a visit from a Boston Red Sox player this spring. There will be another opportunity to win: all teams that raise $5,000 or more (workplace or school) will be entered to win a visit from a Boston Red Sox player.
“We’re proud to support the Rally for the Jimmy Fund as we move closer to Opening Day,” said Geoff Chapin, CEO and founder of Next Step Living. “In the spirit of the cause, Next Step Living formed its own team and will be proud to sport our Red Sox attire in April. We encourage others to create their own rally teams to support cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.”
“We’re honored to have the support of local Red Sox fans coming together to support Dana-Farber’s mission by participating in Rally for the Jimmy Fund,” said David Giagrando, assistant vice president, corporate partnerships at Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. “We’re looking for everyone to fundraise with us as we head toward Opening Day at Fenway Park and hope you will join us to hit this season ‘out of the park’ for the Jimmy Fund.”
Since 2006, Rally for the Jimmy Fund has raised more than $4 million to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber. To start or join a Rally team or to learn more, please visit www.RallyForTheJimmyFund.org.
The Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. It is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of 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.