Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to continue as Jimmy Fund Captain in 2022
The Jimmy Fund announced today that Boston Red Sox pitcher, Nathan Eovaldi, will continue to serve as the Jimmy Fund Captain this season. In this role since 2021, Eovaldi is an ambassador for the Jimmy Fund, and helps to support and promote Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund’s mission to defy cancer. The Red Sox have partnered with the Jimmy Fund since 1953, the longest and most successful charitable partnership in professional sports, and as Jimmy Fund Captain, Eovaldi will continue this long tradition.
“I am thrilled to continue serving as this year’s Jimmy Fund Captain as it is a role that I am honored to have. I was fortunate to participate in last year’s WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon and met many families who were so inspirational in telling their cancer journeys,” said Eovaldi. “I enjoy sharing the important Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber mission and look forward to meeting other adult and pediatric patients and helping to raise awareness and funds for a cause that I, and the entire Red Sox organization, hold so close.”
Every year, a Boston Red Sox player serves as the Jimmy Fund Captain, attending fundraising events, visiting patients, building support and raising funds for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber. Each dollar raised by the Jimmy Fund supports The Dana-Farber Campaign, the Institute’s ambitious, multi-year fundraising effort to prevent, treat, and defy cancer through revolutionary science, extraordinary care, exceptional expertise, and essential opportunities—saving more lives than ever before.
“As the Jimmy Fund Captain, Nate has continued the tradition of distinguished Red Sox players who have made an incredible impact on Dana-Farber through the Jimmy Fund,” said Larry Lucchino, Chairman of the Jimmy Fund, Trustee of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Chairman/Principal Owner of the Worcester Red Sox, and President/CEO Emeritus of the Boston Red Sox. “I am excited to see Nate’s involvement grow as we continue to shift back to hosting in-person fundraisers.”
Past Jimmy Fund Captains include Mitch Moreland, Brock Holt, Pablo Sandoval, Will Middlebrooks, David Ross, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Daniel Bard, Clay Buchholz, and Tim Wakefield.
Grassroots community fundraising is the heart and soul of the Jimmy Fund—thousands of people organizing bake sales, lemonade stands, runs, walks, golf tournaments, dances, auctions, softball games, and more, bringing their communities together to help Dana-Farber save lives.
Some upcoming Jimmy Fund fundraisers include:
- Strike Out Cancer with the Jimmy Fund - New this year, Red Sox fans can help to strike out cancer all season long. Pledge a donation of any amount for each Red Sox win this season, win great prizes, and help the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber defy cancer. Every dollar raised through Strike Out Cancer with the Jimmy Fund supports cancer research and care at Dana-Farber.
- Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® Presented by Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM – Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl®, the nation’s largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival, is taking place in a new location, Patriot Place in Foxborough, Mass., this year on Saturday, June 18th. The event will feature ice cream and frozen yogurt flavors from fan-favorite brands as well as musical entertainment, kids activities, and much more.
- John Hancock Fenway Fantasy Day - Help the Jimmy Fund give Dana-Farber patients the chance of a lifetime to bat and field at Boston’s beloved ballpark during this year’s John Hancock Fenway Fantasy Day. By sending a patient to this year’s event, fans are giving cancer patients an extra special experience, while raising funds for pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber.