WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon Raises $3.3 Million
More than $3.3 million raised for adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Entercom Sports WEEI/Boston, NESN (New England Sports Network), the Boston Red Sox, and the Jimmy Fund noted that the 2014 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon raised more than $3.3 million for adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The two-day event featuring personal stories from patients and Dana-Farber care providers and researchers has raised more than $37 million since its inception in 2002.
The event was broadcast live from Fenway Park Aug. 19th and 20th, from 6a to midnight. The event included commentary from several Red Sox players including David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, and 2014 Jimmy Fund Co-Captains Will Middlebrooks and David Ross. Celebrities including actor Michael Chiklis, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, Boston Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, and former Bruins forward Shawn Thornton appeared or phoned-in to lend their support on air.
“The WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon enables New Englanders to hear the voices and see the faces of these brave patients and their families,” Entercom VP/Market Manager Phil Zachary said. “As broadcasters, it’s our privilege to help tell their remarkable stories of courage and hope.”
“The outpouring of support throughout the country during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon has once again been incredible,” NESN Pres./CEO Sean McGrail said. “The captivating stories shared by Dana Farber’s patients and staff remind us all about the difference the Jimmy Fund makes in the lives of our friends and neighbors who are battling cancer. It’s a privilege to support the great people at Dana-Farber as they continue to make great progress in the fight against cancer.”
“No relationship is more important to us than our 61-year partnership with the Jimmy Fund,” Red Sox Pres./CEO Larry Lucchino noted. “We know where these dollars will go. We know how badly they are needed. And we know how touched we are to see the powerful response of Red Sox Nation as we unite to finally conquer this miserable disease.”