The 13th Annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon raised more than $3 million for cancer research. Thank you to everyone for your incredible support of an amazing cause.
Day 2 recap
Dennis & Callahan opened Day 2 of the 13th Annual Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon by talking to 12-year-old Owen Perry and his mom, Karen (audio, video). Ten-year-old Jayden Dalton (audio, video), 17-year-old Maria Splaine (audio, video), 13-year-old Ian Cadden (audio, video) and eight-year-old Gabby Morgan (audio, video) were all inspiring as well.
The biggest news from the show came from Curt Schilling, who revealed that he had been diagnosed with mouth cancer, which he blamed on chewing tobacco (audio, video). D&C also talked to Red Sox GM Ben Cherington (audio, video), Dana-Farber nurses Barbara Fine and Lori MacLellan (audio), and doctors Charles Roberts (audio), Judy Garber (audio), Robert Mayer (audio) and Larry Shulman (audio).
The emotional stories continued on Middays with MFB. Twelve-year-old Abby Bala (audio, video), 13-year-old Shannon Curley (audio, video), 13-year-old Tyler Smith (audio, video), 12-year-old Zachary Hare (audio, video) and 17-year-old Joshua Robert (audio) were all standout interviews. In the adult group, we were inspired by 37-year-old Matt Blennau (audio), 69-year-old Henry Cataldo (audio), 49-year-old Kevin Simmons (audio) and 35-year-old Holly Norwick (audio). One of our favorite actors, Michael Chiklis, joined the show as well (audio).
Dale & Holley wrapped up the daytime portion of Day 2 with all kinds of celebrity interviews. John Farrell (audio, video), Will Middlebrooks (audio, video), Shawn Thornton (audio, video), David Ortiz with David Heroian (audio, video), Bud Selig (audio) and Tom Werner (audio, video) all joined the program as the gifts skyrocketed.
Of course, the patients continued to be the real stars. Eighteen-year-old Stephen Perez (audio, video), 29-year-old Hannah Levine (audio), two-year-old Pippa Larsen (audio, video), 29-year-old Abby Morgan (audio) and seven-year-old Emma Tierney (audio, video) were all incredible. Additionally, Brenda Haynes and Rich Fregeau reminded us of the sobering reality that some kids don't win their battles with cancer (audio). Their son, Rayquan Fregeau, passed away in January at age 18.
Day 1 recap
Dennis & Callahan kicked off the 13th Annual Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Tuesday morning with four hours of emotional interviews. Amazing doctors like Barrett Rollins (audio), Allison O'Neill (audio), Brian Crompton (audio), David Reardon (audio) and Christine Duncan (audio) discussed the latest developments at Dana-Farber and why your gifts are as important as ever.
Patients like Currivan Alouidor (audio, video), Jaxson Field (audio, video), Erin Harkins (audio, video) Amy Lane (audio) and Meghan Martin (audio) inspired listeners with their incredible stories. D&C also talked to the amazing Lisa Scherber (audio, video), Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino (audio), and Monica Viansco, whose son Jose passed away in December 2012 after battling acute myelongenous leukemia (audio).
Middays with MFB continued what D&C started. They opened with eight-year-old Noah Smith (audio, video), and also talked to five-year-old Matthew Ramos (audio) and 11-year-old Maddie Dube (audio, video). Other patients who joined the show included 24-year-old Justin Perry (audio), 23-year-old Adam Easley (audio) and 27-year-old Katherine Helming (audio).
From the world of baseball, MFB talked to Red Sox catcher David Ross (audio), as well as Mike Scioscia and Don Baylor, who are in town with the Angels (audio). Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (audio) and Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca (audio) also joined the show, as did Tim's father, Edward Benz Jr., the president and CEO of Dana-Farber (audio).
Dale & Holley took over from 2-6 p.m. They started off by talking to Dustin Pedroia (audio), and later talked to Brock Holt (audio) and Roger Clemens (audio) as well. Other celebrity guests included Bruins principal owner Charlie Jacobs (audio) and former Boston Mayor Tom Menino (audio), who has battled cancer himself. Ted Williams' daughter Claudia joined the show as well to talk about her father's work with the Jimmy Fund (audio).
Three-year-old Eliana Montas sang on air (audio), and seven-year-old Riley Fessenden (audio), six-year-old Maeve Feeley (audio) and six-year-old Cassidy Harrington (audio) all won our hearts as well. Other Dana-Farber patients who joined Dale & Holley were 40-year-old Colleen Sullivan (audio), 32-year-old Carolyn Ridge (audio), 47-year-old Debbie Whitmore (audio, video) and 17-year-old Kate Franklin (audio).
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.
Walgreens Wall Ball
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 13th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon happening August 19th and 20th. 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.
2013 Event Recap