Thank you to everyone who gave during this year's WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by Arbella Insurance Foundation! Your incredible generosity helped raise more than $3.5 million to fight cancer. Relive the highlights of the event by watching our recap video.
Dennis & Callahan with Minihane opened this year's Radio-Telethon Monday morning with a bunch of great guests. 13-year-old Miles Goldberg (audio), 25-year-old Lucy Batista, 19-year-old Andrew Severin (audio), 28-year-old Becky Sail (audio) and 27-year-old Aaron Louison (audio) were among those who shared their amazing stories. Governor Charlie Baker (audio) joined us in studio, as did Sam Kennedy (audio) and Larry Lucchino and Mike Andrews (audio), and Craig Sager (audio) called in from his hospital bed. In addition, Lisa Scherber (audio), Tricia Robinson and Dr. Barrett Rollins (audio) all joined us as representatives of The Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber.
Ordway, Merloni and Fauria followed with another batch of fantastic guests. 5-year-old Maggie Hawk (audio), 2-year-old Christopher Hohn (audio), 9-year-old Allisa Freiberger (audio), 29-year-old Stephanie Jean (audio), and parents of 2-year-old Olivia Tassinari (audio), 18-year-old Phil Dwyer (audio), 5-year-old Marco Cirillo and 3-year-old Nick Cleary (audio) all visited the studio. Treasurer Deb Goldberg and FindMassMoney.com representative Mark William Bracken (audio) stopped by the studio as well, and gave $201,000 to The Jimmy Fund. Dave Dombrowski (audio); Jimmy Hayes, Frank Vatrano and David Krejci (audio); and WEEI executive producer Joe Zarbano (audio) also made appearances during the show. Brock Holt also visited the studio while Jodi Killeffer was on the air with her daughter, Cora (audio). OMF also had Andrew Lane (audio), Jen Zuar (audio), Nateasa Scott (audio), 27-year-old Mike Mottola (audio), and Gail Trenholm (audio) come on their show.
Dale & Holley continued the first day of The Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, and were joined by Xander Bogaerts (audio), David Price (audio), Dave Roberts (audio), and Shawn Thornton (audio). 7-year-old Layla Flint (audio), 17-year-old Carter Snow (audio), Maureen Labrie (audio), Rich Smith (audio), 12-year-old Paris Prinsen (audio), Scott Prouty (audio), Patricia Henrandez (audio), Jo Cauvin (audio), Elizabeth Cummins (audio) and 8-year-old Connor Blaney (audio) also joined the drive-time radio show. 9-year-old Abby Roxo did her part to steal the show, as her and her sister sang for Dale & Holley live on air (audio).
After crossing the $1 million mark Monday night, The Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon continued with Dennis & Callahan with Minihane. Robert and Jonathan Kraft, as well as Nate Soldier and his 1-year-old son Hudson, also appeared to #KCANCER (audio). Celtics owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca (audio) and Curt Schilling (audio) came on as well, and Tom Brady called into the D&C show to talk to Liz and Kristen Hoenshell (audio). Aileen and Camron Routh joined the show on behalf of their late daughter Avalanna (audio). 13-year-old Zoe Kaplan (audio), Steve Shoemaker (audio), Liz Hoenshell, the mother of 8-year old Kristin (audio), Peter Bullard (audio), Frank Fleck (audio), Rich Cormio (audio) and Carol Chaoul (audio) all came on to tell their stories for the Radio-Telethon. Also joning the show were Dr. Judy Garber (audio), Jen Noonen (audio), and Dr. Allison O'Neil (audio) from Dana-Farber and The Jimmy Fund, as well as Dana-Farber President Dr. Edward Benz Jr. (audio).
OMF continued the Radio-Telethon. Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts stopped by the studio (audio) as did Charlie Jacobs (audio), while Chris Mortensen (audio) and Bill Walton (audio) called in to discuss their fights with cancer. 5-year-old Asher Griffin (audio), 3-year-old Teaghan Bresnahan (audio), and 17-year-old Jordan Leandre (audio) also came by, along with Steve Ray (audio), Kai Lam (audio), Brian Kelleher (audio), Kimberly Delling (audio), Nick Perotta (audio), Melissa Capuano (audio) Jay Quinn (audio), Arthur Van Tassell (audio), and Katerina Mesa (audio).
Before the Sox took on Tampa Bay, Dale & Holley came on with another fantastic group of guests. Brad Stevens, Claude Julien, and John Farrell came on first (audio), and were followed by the likes of Joe Torre (audio), Eliza Dushku (audio) and David Ortiz (audio). Also joining Dale, Holley, and Thornton were 3-year-old Olivia Steiner (audio), 7-year-old Carter Mock (audio), 15-year-old Carlie Gonzalez (audio), Beverly Sotir (audio), 21-year-old Olivia Bowie (audio), Gregory Mancini (audio), Queen Ellison (audio), Jeannie Larson (audio) and Nicole Barrell (audio). Tom Werner also came on to give the biggest gift of the Radio-Telethon at that point: $215,000 courtesy of the Red Sox Foundation (audio).
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