Former Red Sox second baseman Mike Andrews will retire as chairman of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund at the end of this year, the institute told The Boston Globe.

According to Dana-Farber, the institute is exploring its options for the future role of Jimmy Fund chairman.

"In 1979, after he retired from baseball and started a career in the insurance industry, Andrews accepted a part-time leadership role with the Jimmy Fund, eventually transitioning into the full-time role of the Jimmy Fund's executive director in 1984," the institute said in a press release. "Under his direction, the Jimmy Fund has grown from raising $1 million year to help further pediatric and adult cancer care and research to more than $64 million in fiscal 2009."

Andrews, 66, was a member of the "Impossible Dream" Red Sox team as a rookie in 1967.

The Jimmy Fund supports the fight against cancer at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for children and adults with cancer around the world.