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The Jimmy Fund ...
The Jimmy Fund of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute documents the history of "New England's favorite charity" from the 1940s and 1950s, when celebrities such as Bob Hope and Jimmy Durante drummed up support for institute founder Dr. Sidney Farber, to the fund's ongoing relationship with the Boston Red Sox and such baseball stars as Ted Williams. Readers will discover how these efforts-and the generations of New Englanders plunking coins into movie canisters or biking, golfing, skiing, and walking for the cause-have helped raise more than $200 million and save countless lives. The Jimmy Fund of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute captures each step of this remarkable journey, including the uplifting 1998 return of Einar "Jimmy" Gustafson to Dana-Farber after fifty years of anonymity and presumed death.
|1.||A Man Named Farber, a Boy Named Jimmy: The Beginning||9|
|2.||"Teddy Ballgame" and Others Make Their Pitch: 1952-1961||29|
|3.||A Fortuitous Train Ride and Continued Growth: 1962-1973||49|
|4.||Dr. Farber's Legacy: 1973-1989||67|
|5.||Wheels, Walks, and More of Progress: 1990-2002||87|
|6.||Jimmy and Ted Return: 1998-2001||117|