So today is one of the few days of the year that I pay close attention to WEEI (during a time there isn’t a game on!). It’s the first day of the two day Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon…but let the Jimmy Fund explain it better than I:
BOSTON, Mass. – Sports Radio WEEI 93.7 FM and NESN are proud to announce that the 13th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by Arbella Insurance Foundation will take place at Fenway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 19 and 20, from 6 a.m. to midnight. The emotional two-day event has become one of the Jimmy Fund’s biggest annual fundraisers. Since beginning in 2002, the event has raised more than $34 million for pediatric and adult patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
The 36-hour Radio-Telethon will broadcast live from Fenway Park on Sports Radio WEEI 93.7 FM and NESN and feature compelling patient stories, interviews with Dana-Farber researchers, doctors and staff, and calls and visits from celebrity guests and members of the Boston Red Sox.
During both nights of this summer’s Radio-Telethon, the Red Sox will play the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park at 7:10 p.m. Dana-Farber pediatric and adult patients will attend the games and take part in special pre-game ceremonies and on-field activities.
To help strike out cancer during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by Arbella Insurance Foundation, call 877-738-1234 toll free. For more information or to make a gift online, go to www.jimmyfundradiotelethon.org, or text KCANCER to 20222 to make a $10 gift.
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*$10 will be charged to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Msg & data rates may apply. Service is available on most carriers. Terms: www.hmgf.org/t Text STOP to 20222 to cancel, text HELP to 20222 for help. All purchases must be authorized by account holder.
It’s been proven time and again that Red Sox fans are terribly generous. Let this year not change that in spite of how the Sox are playing!