Giving Tuesday is Dec. 3 – Support Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund this season with gifts that are designed for giving and giving back

Giving Tuesday is Dec. 3 – Support Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund this season with gifts that are designed for giving and giving back

Giving Tuesday highlights charitable giving in the wake of the annual retail sales holidays of Cyber Monday and Black Friday

An Alex and Ani limited edition snowflake bangle, and Holiday Cards, Candles, and Ornaments

Support a good cause while you shop this season with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund’s 2013 Holiday Collection of original cards, candles, ornaments, and an exclusively-designed Alex and Ani snowflake bracelet. All proceeds benefit adult and pediatric care and cancer research at Dana-Farber.

The holiday collection’s 16 new card designs were created by local artists and Dana-Farber patients, and feature bright and cheerful depictions of winter scenes and décor. For $19.99 per package, customers receive 20 cards and 21 envelopes.

The collection also includes three candles and two ornaments featuring beach, Boston Red Sox, and New England Patriots holiday themes for $19.99 each. Alex and Ani’s Charity by Design limited edition Snowflake Bangle is available in Russian Silver or Russian Gold for $32. The bangle, created exclusively for the Dana-Farber Holiday Greetings Collection, can be purchased online and is available in all Paper Store locations and at Dana-Farber’s Friends’ Corner Gift Shop.

The complete Dana-Farber Holiday Collection can be viewed and ordered online at www.Dana-FarberHoliday.org.

A simple text to support the Jimmy Fund

During the busy holiday season, you can quickly give a simple gift with a major impact. You can support pediatric and adult patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber by texting JIMMY to 20222 to give $10 to the Jimmy Fund.

Dana-Farber & Jimmy Fund Giving Catalog

The Dana-Farber & Jimmy Fund Giving Catalog allows shoppers to give unique and meaningful gifts to loved ones that help raise the chances of survival for adult and pediatric cancer patients around the world.

Visit www.jimmyfund.org/giftcatalog to select virtual gifts that represent Dana-Farber's essential work on cancer treatment, survival, research, and prevention.

Family, friends and colleagues are notified of these gifts by e-card or gift card, and will know that they are being honored in support of the fight against cancer at Dana-Farber.

New Stars for Young Stars - Red Sox players sign autographs to support the Jimmy Fund

Meet some of the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox stars, new team members and up-and-coming minor leaguers as they sign autographs to help the Jimmy Fund strike out cancer. “New Stars for Young Stars IX” is scheduled for January 11 at Jillian’s Boston and all proceeds from ticket prices go to the Jimmy Fund. Participating players to be announced. The event features a buffet lunch, sports memorabilia sale, silent auction and bowling. For more information, visit: https://www.jimmyfund.org/eve/event/new-stars/default.html

Give a life saving-gift that is priceless: donate platelets or blood for patients in need

Help us spread the word about the importance of blood and platelet donations. Life-saving blood and platelet donors are especially needed during this time of year when busy holiday schedules and inclement weather can lead to a decrease in the number of donations made. Volunteer blood and platelet donors are the only source of these blood products, which are essential to helping cancer patients, as well as many other critically ill patients who rely upon transfusions.

To be eligible to donate platelets or blood at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, donors must be at least 17 years old and must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds; valid photo identification is required. For details or to make an appointment to donate, call 617-632-3206, email blooddonor@partners.org, or visit www.dana-farber.org/blooddonation. Even if you can’t donate, you can still make a lasting difference for patients in need by hosting a blood drive in your community. To inquire about hosting a drive, please call Malissa Lichtenwalter at 617-632-3355 or email mlichtenwalter@partners.org.

About the Jimmy Fund

The Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org) 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.  This year celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Jimmy Fund and Boston Red Sox relationship, and represents one of the most remarkable partnerships between a team and a charity in the history of professional sports. The Jimmy Fund is also the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass 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. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.

About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (www.dana-farber.org) is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. It provides adult cancer care with Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and it provides pediatric care with Boston Children’s Hospital as Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Dana-Farber is the top ranked cancer center in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report, and one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health grant funding. Follow Dana-Farber on Facebook: www.facebook.com/danafarbercancerinstitute and on Twitter: @danafarber.

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