Ten Dartmouth residents participating in Jimmy Fund Walk on Boston Marathon course

Sep 12, 2023

Ten residents from Dartmouth will participate in the Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday, October 1, a variable fundraising walk that takes place on Boston Marathon course.

Tina Cox, Fernanda Gonsalves, Michael Russell, Catherine Russell, Kadi Souza, Kim Souza, Matthew Parsons, Tim Cox, Glenn Sherman, and Zorimel Vargas, along with thousands of other walkers, will participate in the annual event to raise funds to support all forms of adult and pediatric care and cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Jimmy Fund Walk raised more than $8.8 million in 2022. 

The Jimmy Fund Walk is the only organized walk permitted on the Boston Marathon course, and participants have the flexibility to choose from four distance options: 5K walk (from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Longwood Medical Campus), 10K walk (from Newton), Half Marathon walk (from Wellesley), and Marathon walk (from Hopkinton).  

Whatever route walkers choose, participants will be treated to 10 refueling stations as well as poster-sized photographs of patients displayed at each mile and half-mile marker as inspiration. All four routes of the Jimmy Fund Walk will culminate at the Jimmy Fund Walk Finish Line. Due to construction in Copley Square, the Jimmy Fund Walk Finish Line location has been moved to the Fenway neighborhood for 2023. Walkers should know that distances may be slightly shorter as they will finish the walk in front of Fenway Park. The finish line will include a celebration complete with food, music and a speaking program.  

If walkers wish to participate a bit closer to home, the Jimmy Fund Walk has flexible opportunities. Participants can also join the event virtually by “walking their way” from wherever they are most comfortable—in their neighborhood, on a favorite hiking trail, or on a treadmill at home. Materials to support Virtual Walkers are available.