WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon

Day 2 Recap

Thank you to everyone who gave! Thanks to your incredible generosity, this year's WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon raised more than $3.3 million.

Dennis & Callahan opened Day 2 of the Radio-Telethon by picking up right where Joe and Dave left off Tuesday night. They talked to 18-year-old Christian Hegarty (audio), 26-year-old Rich Powers (audio), 13-year-old Anthony Pierotti (audio) and 11-year-old Jaxson Field (audio), among other Dana-Farber patients. Other highlights of the first four hours included Curt Schilling (pictured left; audio), Larry Lucchino (audio), comedian Frank Caliendo (audio) and Dana-Farber President and CEO Dr. Edward Benz Jr (audio).

Watch John, Gerry and Kirk recap their part of Day 2 here.

Merloni & Fauria kept the incredible momentum going with more great guests. They opened with future Red Sox president Sam Kennedy (audio) and also talked to Roger Clemens (audio) and Celtics coach Brad Stevens (audio). Jimmy Fund patient highlights included 20-year-old Maddy McKinley (audio), 11-year-old Maddie Dube (audio), 13-year-old Robby Surprenant (audio), 4-year-old Liam DiPilato (audio), 15-year-old Samantha Mennella (audio) and 6-year-old Angel Fetene (pictured left; audio), who sang "Let It Go" with Christian and Lou (video).

Dale & Holley capped off the pregame portion of Day 2 with an amazing lineup. They opened the show by talking to Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo and former Sox manager Terry Francona (audio, video). David Ortiz (audio) joined the show a little later, and then the guys hosted an owners roundtable featuring John Henry, Jonathan Kraft, Wyc Grousbeck and Charlie Jacobs (pictured left).

The show wasn't all about big names, though. We were all inspired by 12-year-old Miles Goldberg (audio), 15-year-old Evan Yu and 7-year-old Franklin Chen (audio), 6-year-old Hugh Clivaz (audio), 14-year-old Nate Cavallo (audio), 22-year-old Jeremy Pivor (audio) and 27-year-old Katie Julian (audio).

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Day 1 Recap

The 14th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon got underway on Tuesday, August 18, and your generosity helped us raise $1,065,873 on the first day.

We started it off with Dennis & Callahan from 6-10 a.m. Highlights of the first four hours included 13-year-old Jessica Raymondi (audio, video), 25-year-old Chelsea Smith (audio, video), 26-year-old Jordan Singer (audio), five-year-old Max Mitchell (pictured left; audio, video) and 19-year-old Stephen Perez (audio, video). D&C also talked to Dr. Barrett Rollins (audio), Colts head coach Chuck Pagano (audio), the wonderful Lisa Scherber (audio, video), Governor Charlie Baker (audio) and ESPN's Shelley Smith (audio), among others.

Watch John, Gerry and Kirk recap the first four hours of Day 1 here.

Merloni & Fauria and Tom Caron took over from D&C and kept the momentum going. They talked to 24-year-old Evan Lavigne (audio), 14-year-old Dylan Bigelow (audio) and 2-year-old Cheyenne Stockwood (pictured left; audio), as well as Jodi Killeffer (audio, video), who is battling breast cancer while pregnant. Red Sox players Brock Holt (audio, video) and Mookie Betts (audio, video) and comedian Lenny Clarke (audio) also joined the show.

Lou, Christian and TC recap their Day 1 experience here.

Dale & Holley and Jerry Thornton took to the studio next. They opened the show by talking to Tuukka Rask (audio, video) and followed up with 7-year-old Abby Alden, 19-year-old Lynn Aureli, 20-year-old Olivia Bowie (audio), 12-year-old Owen Knizak, 12-year-old Christian Lopez (audio), 13-year-old Emma Adams (audio) and 20-year-old Ashley Cunningham (audio), among others.

Dale & Holley also hosted a championship roundtable with Dustin Pedroia, Shawn Thornton, Joe Andruzzi and Leon Powe (pictured left, audio). Joe Torre called into the show as well (audio).


Since 2002, your generous support of this event has raised more than $40 million to support pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Event Listing

Help the Jimmy Fund beat cancer. Join them for one or more of our over 500 various events throughout the year and raise money for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Getting involved is easier than ever, and there is something for everyone. Sign up for the following events now, and stay tuned, there is more to come.

Additional Information


This baseball season the Arbella Insurance Foundation will make a $50 gift to the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon for every strike out by a Boston pitcher, up to $100,000. Visit WEEI.com/strikeoutcancer to track the total fundraising effort!

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This season, WEEI is proud to announce the returning partnership with Walgreens. Every time our hometown hits a ball of the Green Wall, Walgreens will give $100 to the 14th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon happening August 18th and 19th. With everyone's help, we'll be one step closer to a world without cancer! Keep checking our tote board throughout the entire season for the latest fundraising total.

2014 Event Recap

Contact info
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Email: jimmyfundradiotelethon@dfci.harvard.edu
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Mikey and Joe Castiglione wrap up the 2015 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:28:00 EDT
Assistant hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers and former Red Sox shortstop John Valentin checks in with Mikey and Joe Castiglione
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:10:00 EDT
Two Joe Castigliones join The Jimmy Fund
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 23:58:00 EDT
JD was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 29. He was having groin pain he thought was a hernia and went to the ER. He had surgery to treat the cancer, and it came back six months later, spreading to his chest, lungs and brain. JD had 1/3 of his right lung removed and 10 percent of his left lung removed. During treatment, he had a bicycle brought into his hospital room on his first day of chemo and rode during his treatments. He went to Dana-Farber for a second opinion and started chemo. JD recently rode in the PMC, which marked one year, cancer-free. He is a police officer in Worcester and served in Iraq with the U.S. Army Reserves.
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 23:36:00 EDT
Steve joins Mikey and Joe Castiglione to talk about his career as an umpire and how cancer affected people that he worked with
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 23:16:00 EDT
Dominic's Domino's franchises have been very involved with giving to the Jimmy Fund and raising awareness for cancer treatment and finding a cure.
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:36:00 EDT
Anthony was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2013. He spent 4 months in-patient, and was treated with chemo and radiation. He still receives chemotherapy at the Jimmy Fund Clinic.
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:15:00 EDT
Mitch joins Joe and Dave to talk about Lexus being active in the local community and parfticipating in the WEEI Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:06:00 EDT
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