Rochester residents to participate in Jimmy Fund walk

Sep 5, 2023

ROCHESTER — Three Rochester residents will participate in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday, Oct. 1.

Rochester residents Andrew Rodriguez, Donna Rodriguez, and Kathy Shea, along with thousands of other walkers, will participate in the annual event that raises funds to support all forms of adult and pediatric care and cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Jimmy Fund Walk has raised more than $167 million for Dana-Farber Cancer in its 34-year history, raising over than $8.8 million in 2022, according to a press release. 

“Throughout the past 34 years, the Jimmy Fund Walk has continuously supported life-saving research and cancer care at Dana-Farber. The 2023 Walk will be held during the Jimmy Fund’s 75th anniversary year and will aim to raise $9 million in the effort to prevent, treat, and defy cancer,” said Zack Blackburn, Director of the Jimmy Fund Walk. “This year also marks the 35th annual Jimmy Fund Walk. We are eager to get out on the course and see all our outstanding walkers and teams come together to support this great cause."

To participate in the Jimmy Fund Walk closer to home, participants can 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.

To register to walk, volunteer or to support a walker, visit or call 866-531-9255. Registrants can enter the promo code “NEWS” for $5 off the registration fee. All registered walkers will receive a bib, medal, and a Jimmy Fund Walk T-shirt.