Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I register?
A: Simply register today as a participant or as part of a team!
Q: What are the fundraising requirements?
A: As a participant, you must reach the fundraising minimum of $200 (18+) or $100 (12-17). This can be reached through a one-time gift or fundraising. We provide many fundraising tips and tools, including a personal fundraising page to help you reach out to your network of family and friends.
Q: How long do I have to raise my funds?
A: All of the money you raise is due by October 30, 2018. After that date, your credit card will be charged the remaining gift balance up to the $200 (18+) or $100 (12-17) minimum commitment.
Q: Can I turn in checks and cash?
A: Please make checks payable to "The Jimmy Fund". Please do not send cash gifts—any cash collected should be converted to a money order or cashier's check payable to "The Jimmy Fund". Complete the form and attach it to any gifts so that we can add it to your fundraising total and acknowledge your donors. You can also bring your checks/money orders with you on the day of the event or mail them to the following address:
The Jimmy Fund
Attn: Jimmy Fund Fit Fest
10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor
Brookline, MA 02445
Q: What is provided during the event?
Q: What is the schedule for Jimmy Fund Fit Fest?
A: The event starts with registration at 8:30 a.m. Click here to learn more about the instructors and class descriptions.
Q: Who can participate?
A: Men, women, and children over the age of 12
Q: What time should I arrive on the day of the event?
A: Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 29 and the event starts at 10:00 a.m. Please arrive early.
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: Rain date is Sunday, September 30!
Q: Who will be instructing the classes?
A: Click here to see the full list of instructors.
Q: Do I have to participate in all 4 classes?
A: We encourage you to go at your own pace, participate in as many or as few classes as you'd like. The day promises to be full of fun, fitness, and inspiration!
Q: What skill level is required to participate in Jimmy Fund Fit Fest?
A: All skill levels are welcome and invited to register. Whether you are fitness fanatic or first-timer, we know you will have a great time.
Q: Can I have guests come and visit me at Jimmy Fund Fit Fest?
A: Yes! We encourage your friends and family to cheer you on at the event. There is no entrance fee, but we encourage you to make a $10 gift at the door to benefit the Jimmy Fund.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Athletic wear (Of course we dig Reebok style!) Make your own team tee or wear ours.
Q: What should I bring with me to Jimmy Fund Fit Fest?
A: There will be limited storage available for personal belongings. Make sure you dress appropriately to get your sweat on for the day with us. We suggest you bring a water bottle, towel, sunscreen, and yoga mat. If you do not own a yoga mat don’t worry, you can still participate.
Q: Where does the money go?
A: Eighty-six cents of every dollar given to the Jimmy Fund directly supports cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber.
Q: I forgot my username and/or password. What do I do?
A: If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please click on the "forgot username and/or password" link on the 'Login to MyHQ' tab. You will then be asked questions to determine your identity and help you reset your information. If you continue to encounter issues, please contact us.
Q: I am having trouble with registering. What should I do about this?
A: Please make sure you have answered all required questions and if applicable, entered all of the correct credit card and billing information. If you continue to have encounter issues, please contact us.
Q: Who should I contact for help with additional questions?
A: For more information about the event, including dates, tax or gift information, and more, please contact:
Assistant Director, Special Events