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Fenway Park plays ball for Jimmy Fund

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Fenway Park became a field of dreams for some lucky baseball fans, including 16 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute patients, who participated in on-field activities at John Hancock Fenway Fantasy Day.

More than 150 people were at Fenway Park and engaged in batting, fielding and a tour of the ballpark.

"Today's a great day, it's John Hancock Fantasy Fenway Day! It's our 23rd year... Put us over the $7 million mark in the history of the event," said David Giagrando, director of corporate partnerships for the Jimmy Fund.

The event benefited the Jimmy Fund, with many of the participants fundraising their way onto the field. Participants could also sponsor a patient by purchasing a package.

Participants included patients like 5-year-old Darla Holloway, who was diagnosed back in 2012, whose parents said it was just what she needed.

"Just takes their mind off of a lot of things that they've been enduring," said Daryl Holloway, Darla's father. "She knocked it out of the park just like she did with the cancer."

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