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We are all part of the Dana-Farber community. Here are just a few additional ways you can help our researchers, clinical care teams, patients, and families Defy Cancer.

Participate in Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Fundraisers

Participate in Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Fundraisers

The Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute community raises millions of dollars to advance cancer research and care through hundreds of fundraising events. Walk, run, play golf, eat ice cream, or root for your local sports teams. Join us.

Pan-Mass Challenge

Pan-Mass Challenge

Since 1980, the Pan-Mass Challenge has raised $767 million in support of lifesaving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In 2020, the PMC donated an incredible $50 million to Dana-Farber, exceeding expectations during a year turned upside down by COVID-19. One hundred percent percent of every rider-raised dollar goes to cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Learn more about the 2021 event and how to register to ride.

Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Founded in 1976, the Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have raised more than $41 million to fund powerful cancer research and patient care programs at Dana-Farber. We believe that philanthropy in the present makes future breakthroughs possible. We exemplify the Power of Friends through our dual mission: raising funds to support research, patient services, women’s cancer programs, and oncology fellowships and providing services that enhance Dana-Farber’s healing environment, including gift bags for patients undergoing treatment, administration of our world-class art collection, non-denominational spiritual health programs, and programs to brighten the holidays for patients and families. To join the Friends, a...

Founded in 1976, the Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have raised more than $41 million to fund powerful cancer research and patient care programs at Dana-Farber. We believe that philanthropy in the present makes future breakthroughs possible.

We exemplify the Power of Friends through our dual mission: raising funds to support research, patient services, women’s cancer programs, and oncology fellowships and providing services that enhance Dana-Farber’s healing environment, including gift bags for patients undergoing treatment, administration of our world-class art collection, non-denominational spiritual health programs, and programs to brighten the holidays for patients and families.

To join the Friends, a volunteer community of more than 1,200 vibrant members, or get involved in an upcoming event, please contact us.

Donor Councils

Donor Councils

Come together with like-minded people who are dedicated to defying cancer—join one of our donor councils and help raise money and increase awareness of our mission:

Jimmy Fund Councils: Volunteer with these dedicated Jimmy Fund ambassadors who promote our mission and host fundraising events on our behalf.

There are two councils in the New England area: one in Berkshire County and one in Western Massachusetts. The Executive Council of the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber: Become a part of this forum of women business and community leaders who are committed to helping find cures for women's cancers.

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