BOSTON — Come watch more than a dozen Dana-Farber Cancer Institute doctors, researchers, and staff play a charity hockey game against the Boston Bruins Alumni to benefit the Jimmy Fund, which supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber.

The game will be held 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 at the Veterans Memorial Rink in Somerville.

“As a longtime hockey player, I wanted a way to combine my love of hockey with my passion for supporting the Dana-Farber mission,” said David Read, Vice President of Ambulatory Care Operations and Medical Oncology, who is leading this new fundraising initiative. “The Dana-Farber Rink Rats will make their official debut when we take on the Bruins Alumni in this charity hockey game.”

All participants will raise a minimum of $1,000 in order to play in the April 4 game. Game tickets for spectators are $20 for adults and $10 children, and are available online and at the door. Limited free parking is available. To support a player or purchase advance tickets, visit

About the Jimmy Fund

The Jimmy Fund ( 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.

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: and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.