Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has supported the fight against cancer in children and adults at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.
In 2006, the Ninety Nine lost David Lanzoni to a courageous battle with cancer. He was a friend, a mentor and a colleague. Shortly after he passed, one of our Operations Directors ran the Falmouth Road Race in David's memory. With this effort, he raised $5,000 for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. From there, Team Lanzoni was born.
Team Lanzoni quickly gained enthusiasm at the Ninety Nine, and grew from a one-person team to an organization with dozens of members in two short years. Now, Team Lanzoni is a company-wide initiative. Fund raising efforts have expanded beyond The Falmouth Road Race to The Pan Mass Challenge, mini-golf tournaments, bake sales, opportunity drawings and more, with all proceeds benefiting The Jimmy Fund and The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
In 2017, Team Lanzoni and the Ninety Nine Restaurants raised over $530,000 with the help and generosity of Ninety Nine's caring guests. That's over $3.5 million in the last nine years!