CHR's Charity for April is The Jimmy Fund. The Jimmy Fund started in 1948 when the Variety Club of New England (now the Variety Children's Charity of New England) and the Boston Braves baseball team joined forces to help a 12-year-old cancer patient dubbed "Jimmy." On a national radio broadcast, millions heard the boy visit with his heroes from the Braves as they stood by his hospital bed. Contributions poured in from people everywhere, launching an effort that continues to bring hope to thousands of children and adults facing cancer throughout the world.
One-hundred-percent of the funds raised benefit Dana-Farber’s Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research, which supports cornerstone science research in its earliest stages, providing researchers with critical resources to test their leading-edge ideas. This year, the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge is dedicated to those who run in honor of family, friends, and many others. It is also dedicated to those affected by the events of April 15, 2013. Forever changed, we all continue to draw strength through countless well-wishers. We are all one community and together we will remain ‘Boston Strong’.
You can learn more about The Jimmy Fund on jimmyfund.org.