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Jimmy Fund Walk to Pass Through Brookline this Sunday

More than 30 Newton and Chestnut Hill residents will participate in this year's Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.

In just a couple of days, roughly 9,000 people will be making their way down Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon Street in Brookline for the 24th annual Jimmy Fund Walk.

The walk will take place this Sunday, Sept. 9 and three of the four walking routes will pass through Newton. 

The longest route, from Hopkinton Center School to Copley Square, will follow the same 26.2-mile path of the annual Boston Marathon. Once walkers get to Washington Street in Wellesley (Route 16), they will continue into Newton up to Commonwealth Avenue and into Brighton. From there, the walkers will move on to Beacon Street through Brookline and into Boston.

Check-in and rolling start in Hopkinton will be between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Parking will be available at Hopkinton Middle and High School on Hayden Rowe Street.

Walkers on the 13.1-mile route from Babson College (Wellesley) to Boston will also pass through Washington Street and Commonwealth Avenue in Newton. Check-in and rolling start at Babson will be between 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and participants taking this route must park at the Riverside MBTA Station on Grove Street in Newton.

A third, five-mile route will kick off at  in Chestnut Hill and head up Beacon Street through Brookline and into Boston. Check-in and rolling start at BC will be between 10 a.m. - noon and parking for this route will be available at the Boston College Beacon Street garage. 

There will be a fourth, three-mile route that starts at Dana Farber in Boston. This route does not pass through Newton.

Shuttle buses will be available to drop off and pick up walkers from the different start locations, parking lots and finish line.

There will also be several "refueling stations" set up in Newton for the walkers, including one at Commonwealth Avenue and Fuller Street and another at Commonwealth Avenue and Old Colony Road. 

The event is expected to wrap up at the Copley Square finish line by 7 p.m. 

One of the local participating teams in this weekend's walk will be "Team Angela", a group of volunteers based out of the . The team is raising money on behalf of the Angela & Patrick Palmer Research Fund for Brain Cancer.

The fund, , was started earlier this year after Newton resident Angela Palmer . 

Overall, more than 36 Brookline and Chestnut Hill (see the list below) residents will participate in Sunday's walk, which is the largest single-day participatory event benefiting the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber, according to event officials. Since it was launched in 1989, the walk has raised nearly $80 million for cancer treatment and research.

Information provided by the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk website

Below is the press release from the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund: 

Brookline Residents walk in 24th annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk Sept. 9

 On Sept. 9, 36 residents from Brookline will walk up to 26.2 miles along the historic route of the Boston Marathon® in the 24th annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. They will be among the 9,000 walkers expected to participate with the collective goal of raising more than $7.5 millionto support lifesaving adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 

The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk is the largest single-day participatory event benefiting the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber and has raised nearly $80 million since its inception in 1989 to conquer all forms of cancer. The Boston Athletic Association has supported the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk for the past 24 years.

“Every year, the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk unites thousands of people — from parents, neighbors, coworkers, cancer patients, cancer survivors, and the young and the old — who share a goal to bring an end to cancer,” says Ann Beach, director of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. “Their dedication and commitment to fundraising for the event enables Dana-Farber to aggressively pursue its life-saving mission.”

Participants may choose to walk one of four routes: the entire 26.2-mile Hopkinton toBoston route, the 13.1-mile Babson to Boston route, the 5-mile Boston College route, or the 3-mile route starting at Dana-Farber’s campus. Those unable to participate on Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk day can become “Virtual Walkers” and still fundraise for the event.

Walkers begin in Hopkinton between 5:30-7:30 a.m.; at Babson College between 8:30-9:30 a.m.; at Boston College between 10 a.m. and noon; and from Dana-Farber at 1:30 p.m. The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk finishes at Copley Square in Boston, where walkers can celebrate completing the course and enjoy complimentary food, beverages, a speaking program, and entertainment. 

All walkers must raise a minimum of $300, and walkers 12 years old and younger have a fundraising minimum of $100. Pacesetters are extraordinary fundraisers who raise $1,250 or more. Young Pacesetters are children 12 years old and younger who raise $500 or more.

To register for the 24th annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, to support a walker, or to volunteer, visit www.JimmyFundWalk.org or call (866) 531-9255. Registrants can enter the discount code BOSTON for $5 off the registration fee.

About the Jimmy Fund

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-Massachusetts Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the JimmyFund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.

 

First Name

Last Name

City

State

paul

alper

Brookline

MA

Emma

Asen

Brookline

MA

Alyssa

Berman

Brookline

MA

Andy

Bochman

Brookline

MA

David

Brno

Brookline

MA

Sara

Cody

Brookline

MA

Dianne

Dana

Brookline

MA

Michael

Deich

Brookline

MA

Catherine

Dunphy

Brookline

MA

amy

einstein

Brookline

MA

Ingeborg

Endter

Brookline

MA

Brittany

Falconer

Brookline

MA

Trudi

Feinstein

Brookline

MA

Jessica

Flaherty

Brookline

MA

Stephen

Flaherty

Brookline

MA

Alyssa

Freedman

Brookline

MA

Kim

Geller

Brookline

MA

Danielle

Grossman

Brookline

MA

Alyssa

Hotes

Brookline

MA

Jack

Kavanagh

Brookline

MA

Peter

Laub

Brookline

MA

Jody

McGrath

Brookline

MA

Zoey

Mendoza

Brookline

MA

Amy

Miller

Brookline

MA

Shea

Miller Novello

Brookline

MA

Jacqueline

Mitchell

Brookline

MA

Linda

Morse

Brookline

MA

Rachel

Pearson

Brookline

MA

Kornelia

Polyak

Brookline

MA

Jeremy

Ryan

Brookline

MA

Rachel

Silverman

Brookline

MA

Hannah

Timmermann

Brookline

MA

MONICA

VINASCO

Brookline

MA

Katie

Watson

Brookline

MA

Joanna

Yi

Brookline

MA

Jay

Zani

Brookline

MA

 

2012 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai

FACT SHEET

 

  • On Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, an expected 9,000 people will participate inthe Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, a one-day fundraising event that supports all types of cancers, with the goal of raising more than $7.5 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
  • In its 24th year, the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk has raised nearly $80 million in support of adult and pediatric cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
  • The money raised by walkers directly benefits New England residents, as well as people across the globe affected by all types of cancer. Doctors and scientists worldwide use treatment and research advances made at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to care for their patients and to conduct research.
  • Walkers can choose from four routes: Hopkinton 26.2-mile; BabsonCollege 13.1-mile; Boston College 5-mile; and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s campus 3-mile. 
  • There is also a Virtual Walker option for those who would like to fundraise, but are unable to attend the Boston Marathon Jimmy FundWalk.
  • Official starting locations: Hopkinton 26.2-mile, rolling start: 5:30 to 7:30 a.m.; Babson College 13.1-mile, rolling start: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.;Boston College 5-mile, rolling start: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s campus 3-mile: 1:30 p.m., which will include many patients and their families.   
  • Participants leaving from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s campus location are escorted by members of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association. The Jimmy Fund has been the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association since 1953.
  • All walkers must raise a minimum of $300 in contributions, except for walkers 12 years old and younger whose fundraising minimum is $100.
  • Pacesetters are walkers who raise $1,250 or more. Pacesetters, the heart and soul of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, receive special benefits and recognition for their commitment to the event. In 2011, there were 1,271 Pacesetters.
  • Young Pacesetters are children age 12 and younger who raise at least $500. 
  • Individuals and/or businesses are encouraged to sign up as teams. Many teams walk in honor of someone currently battling cancer or in memory of someone lost to the disease. In 2011, there were 882 teams.
  • Walkers are treated to refueling stations along the course as well as a celebration at the Copley Square finish line complete with food, music, and a speaking program.
  • To register for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk Sept. 9, or to support a walker, visit www.JimmyFundWalk.org or call (866) 531-9255.
  • The Boston Athletic Association has supported the Boston MarathonJimmy Fund Walk for 24 years.

 

Jimmy Fund History

In 1948, The Jimmy Fund was founded with the help of the Variety Club of New England (now the Variety Children's Charity of New England). The club organized a radio broadcast from the bedside of 12-year-old cancer patient, Einar Gustafson, dubbed “Jimmy,” as he was visited by members of the Boston Braves baseball team. Contributions poured in to buy him a television set so he could watch the Braves play from his home in Maine.  Gustafson, who lived to be a father and grandfather, passed away in January 2001.

In 1953, Boston Red Sox owners Tom and Jean Yawkey adopted the JimmyFund as the team’s official charity when the Braves moved to Milwaukee. The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association also named the Jimmy Fund as its official charity that year.  The Jimmy Fund is also the official charity of the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge bike-a-thon, the Boston Athletic Association, and the Variety Children’s Charity of New England. 

Today, the Jimmy Fund is widely-regarded as New England’s favorite charity.

Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk History

The idea for the Jimmy Fund Walk came about in the late 1980s when Mike Andrews, former Red Sox second baseman and chairman of the Jimmy Fund, and his wife, Marilyn, were taking a walk one day and mentioned how great it would be to host a walk as a benefit for the Jimmy Fund. They wanted it to be unique and Mike Andrews suggested it be held along the Boston Marathon® route. He spoke with Boston Athletic Association officials and walkers have been walkingthe Boston Marathon®

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