Jul 30, 2014

Help the Jimmy Fund at the movies this summer!

Volunteers needed for 65th anniversary season of Jimmy Fund’s Theatre Program


BOSTON—The Jimmy Fund is looking for local movie lovers with big hearts and a few spare hours to help raise money for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute this summer. The Jimmy Fund/Variety Children’s Charities Theatre Collections Program is seeking volunteers to pass collection canisters to guests in local movie theatres following a brief Jimmy Fund trailer that will be shown before a feature film.

Volunteers are needed every day through July 31 at participating theaters in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Ohio. All contributions go directly to the Jimmy Fund, which supports lifesaving adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber.

Now in its 65th year since the program launched in 1949, it is the Jimmy Fund’s longest running fundraising effort. Since its inception the program has raised more than $30 million. In early years, the Theatre Program attracted the support of such legendary stars including James Cagney, Loretta Young, Bing Crosby, and baseball’s Ted Williams.

Volunteers receive exciting incentives depending on how much time they commit to the program.  Visit www.jimmyfund.org/theatre or call 617-582-7724 to learn more or to volunteer.  

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