2017 - Jimmy Fund Walk
On Sunday, September 24th, HOBY alumni volunteered at The Jimmy Fund Walk (“The Walk”). The Jimmy Fund Walk is a fundraiser that benefits Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, whose mission is to conquer cancer. The participants in The Walk complete various routes, one of which is the same course as the Boston Marathon from Hopkinton (26.2 miles). At this event, the MA HOBY volunteers were stationed at the finish line. The volunteers worked with enthusiasm from 11:00am to 6:00pm. In true MA HOBY fashion, the volunteers cheered as the walkers finished the last few yards before crossing the finish line. While at the finish line, volunteers were tasked with distributing medals to those who had completed the walk as well as made sure that participants received medical attention if they needed it. The participants are driven to complete this walk for various reasons; some are there to represent and support family members touched by cancer, others participate because they have been directly impacted by this disease. I think I can speak for all involved in these festivities, it was a truly inspirational day. Most importantly, this event was a success for the Jimmy Fund! A special thanks to those who volunteered and we look forward to volunteering in the years to come!