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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I register?
A: Simply register today as a participant!

Q: I’d like to register with others as a twosome or foursome. How can I make sure we’re scheduled to golf together?
A: There will be a field on the event registration form that asks you to share the name(s) of any individual(s) you wish to be paired with as a twosome or foursome.

Q: What are the fundraising requirements?
A: As a participant, you must reach the fundraising minimum of $750 (in addition to the $100 registration fee). 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 fundraise?
A: The $750 fundraising minimum is due by November 17, 2017. After that date, your credit card will be charged the remaining gift balance up to the $750 minimum commitment. You may continue fundraising more than the $750 minimum up until December 31, 2017.

Q: When is the deadline for registration?
A: Space is limited. If the event does not reach maximum golf capacity, online golfer registration will close at the end of the day on Monday, October 9, 2017.

Q: What is the cancellation policy?
A: You must cancel before August 1, 2017 at noon in order to be released from the fundraising minimum requirement of $750. If you do not cancel by August 1, 2017, then you are responsible for the fundraising minimum whether you participate on event day or not. The registration fee is non-refundable; any funds raised prior to cancellation will not be returned. If the date for the event is postponed, this policy will also apply to the event on the rescheduled date. Please note: Each golfer is required to agree to the cancellation policy at the time of registration.

Q: I’m unable to attend on October 16, but still want to participate as a golf fundraiser. Can I still support the event?
A: Absolutely! Please contact Katherine_McGuirk@dfci.harvard.edu who will create a dedicated fundraising page for you. You are more then welcome to reach out to your local course and explain that you’d like to play 36 holes on one day in support of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. As long as your golfing takes place before October 16, you are still eligible to receive the event’s top golfer and fundraiser prizes.

Q: I run or participate in an existing Jimmy Fund Golf tournament. Can I apply the funds I raise to my tournament?
A: Thank you for your ongoing support! All funds raised through the Sunrise to Sunset Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament go toward this event, and cannot be applied toward another tournament.

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 Gift Deposit Form, listing that it’s for your personal page name, 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: Sunrise to Sunset Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament
10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor
Brookline, MA 02445

Q: Who can participate?
A: All golfers age 18+.

Q: What time should I arrive on the day of the event?
A: Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, October 16 and the shotgun starts at 7:50 a.m. Please arrive early. There will be limited storage available for personal belongings (your cart). With the exception of water, no outside food or beverages are allowed. Click here to view the detailed event timeline.

Q: Will each golfer have their own cart?
A: Each pair will have their own cart.

Q: Can I bring my own caddy?
A: No, golfers are unable to bring their own caddy.

Q: What happens if it rains?
A: In the chance of inclement weather, we will have plans in place to delay or modify the event. All golf participants will be emailed, and updates will be posted on this webpage, as well as on the Jimmy Fund Facebook and Twitter pages.

Q: How do I get to International Golf Club and Resort in Bolton, MA?
A: Click here for directions.

Q: Can I have guests come with me to cheer me on at the event?
A: The event is for golf fundraisers only.

Q: What should I wear? Is there a dress-code?
A: Golf attire. No jeans allowed. Given the event takes place in October, please dress appropriately.

Q: What should I bring with me on event day?
A: There will be no storage available for personal belongings, other than your shared golf cart. We suggest you bring sunscreen, extra golf balls, tees, and your marker (and of course, your clubs)!

Q: Where does the money go?
A: Eighty-eight cents of every dollar given to the Jimmy Fund directly supports cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber.

Q: My workplace has a matching gift program. Can I utilize this resource?
A: Many organizations sponsor matching gift programs, where they match gifts dollar for dollar, and sometimes double- or triple-match these gifts. Please ask your organization's administrator if your organization has such a program. If so, you should follow workplace procedures for securing the matching gift, then submit any necessary matching gift paperwork for them to match your contribution(s). Learn more about matching gifts.

Q: What is Dana-Farber's tax ID number?
A: The Institute's federal tax ID number is 042263040

Q: I forgot my username and/or password. What do I do?
A: 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.

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