Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with the 2020 Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team during Boston Marathon® weekend. Cheer on the DFMC team at Mile 25, help out at the Pasta Party, or prepare runners for the start line in Hopkinton. These options and more are available. Sign up today!


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After logging in or completing your application, click the Opportunities tab to sign up for specific volunteer shifts and view position details. Once signed up, you can view your shifts on the Schedule tab.

You will receive specific details regarding your volunteer assignment in the coming weeks. Please contact the Running Programs office with any questions at 617-632-1970 or dfrunners@dfci.harvard.edu.

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Dana Farber Marathon Challenge

Activity Shifts Start End
Hopkinton Pre-Race Runner Refuge 1 4/20/2020 4/20/2020
Massage Therapy Staff 1 4/20/2020 4/20/2020
Medical Personnel 1 4/20/2020 4/20/2020
Mile 17 Support Crew 2 4/20/2020 4/20/2020
Mile 25 Support Crew 2 4/20/2020 4/20/2020
Pasta Party Ballroom Usher 1 4/19/2020 4/19/2020
Pasta Party Greeter 1 4/19/2020 4/19/2020
Pasta Party Guest Check-In 1 4/19/2020 4/19/2020
Pasta Party Kids Corner 1 4/19/2020 4/19/2020
Runner and Fan Zone Crew 1 4/20/2020 4/20/2020
Runner Check-In 5 4/17/2020 4/19/2020
Set Up Crew 2 4/18/2020 4/19/2020
Volunteer Registration Desk 2 4/19/2020 4/20/2020

Mission Statement

The Jimmy Fund solely supports 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. Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of community fundraising events.

Founded in 1947, Dana-Farber’s equal commitment to research and patient care is unique among cancer centers and results in an extraordinary level of collaboration between our scientists and clinicians, speeding the translation of laboratory discoveries into lifesaving treatments for patients worldwide.

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