Q: When did the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl begin?
A: The Scooper Bowl began in 1983. To learn more about the history of the event, click here
Q: Is this the event that used to take place on Boston Common?
A: Yes it is! The event moved to City Hall Plaza in 1997 to better accommodate the large crowds.
Q: What is the fundraising goal for this year?
A: The fundraising goal for 2018 is $375,000!
Q: How much has the Scooper Bowl raised?
A: Since its inception, the Scooper Bowl has raised more than $6.3 million.
Q: Where does the money go?
A: 86 cents of every dollar raised supports the life saving mission of
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Q: What happens to all of the ice cream cups? Do you recycle?
A: We do our best to make this event as green as possible. Unfortunately, we have been unable to find a vendor who is able to recycle the ice cream cups due to the liquid weight of the trash. If you know of a way this can be recycled, please contact us!
Q: Why doesn't the Scooper Bowl take place over the weekend?
A: Our ice cream vendors generously donate their time and product, and we honor their availability and needs. And, it makes for a great break from work or end of year field trip!
Still have questions? Please contact us at Scooper_Bowl@dfci.harvard.edu