Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub helps raise more than $600k for the Jimmy Fund

The Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub, a Woburn-based chain of more than 100 restaurants, said its recent fund-raising efforts helped raise more than $600,000 for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Buffalo wings. Photo taken from the Ninety Nine’s online menu.

As part of that effort, customers were invited to add $1, $3 , $5, or more to their restaurant checks, the company said, and Ninety Nine employees kicked in as well. The chain said that it also supported runners and riders through team sponsorship & donations for the Jimmy Fund in the Falmouth Road Race and the Pan Mass Challenge. Money was also raised during various restaurant events.

“This year marks our seventh year supporting the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,” Ninety Nine Restaurants president John Grady said in a statement. “We have dedicated staff and loyal guests in our communities who are looking to make a difference and we sincerely thank everyone who generously donated.”

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The chain has locations in New York and in New England states. The company launched in 1952 at 99 State St. in Boston.

According to its website, 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. This year celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Jimmy Fund’s relationship with the Boston Red Sox.