Canton businesses join Rally Against CancerBy Canton Citizen
Two local Canton workplaces are joining Rally Against Cancer to support the Jimmy Fund. Team LoJack, led by Caroline Culliname, and Team Needham Electric Supply, led by Laura Gebrayel, are “rallying” to win a visit from this year’s rally spokesplayer, Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard.
When the Red Sox suit up against the Tampa Bay Rays on opening day at Fenway Park on Friday, April 13, Red Sox Nation is encouraged to Rally Against Cancer to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. By contributing $5 or more to the Jimmy Fund, participants have the opportunity to “Dress for Sox-cess” and wear Boston Red Sox gear to work or school April 13.
The top fundraising workplace and school (K-12, college, or university) are each eligible for a visit from Bard.
Joining the ranks of past spokesplayers Tim Wakefield, Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, and Trot Nixon, Bard is an ambassador for the Jimmy Fund, working to raise awareness and build support for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
In seven years, Rally Against Cancer has raised $2.5 million to support the fight against cancer at Dana-Farber. This year, the program hopes to raise $650,000. For more information about Rally, please visit RallyAgainstCancer.org.
The Jimmy Fund 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 Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide.
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