Thank you to everyone who made a gift during this year's WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon! As a result of your incredible generosity, we were able to raise $3,343,189 for cancer research.
Dennis & Callahan got Day 2 started with the inspirational stories of Brendan Horton, Fernando Morales, Sean Bennett and Cody Ray. They also talked to Monica Vinasco, whose son Jose passed away in December, and Red Sox legend and cancer survivor Bill Monbouquette.
Mut & Merloni brought us the stories of Brennan Burnett, Mary Bondarek, Zachary Hare (who was on with Lyndon Byers), Jack Robinson (who was on with Pedro Martinez) and Brandon McCarthy. Other guests included Jason Varitek, Terry Francona, Jake Peavy and Michael Chiklis.
Salk & Holley continued the steady stream of emotional stories with Ian Price (pictured left with Pedro), Lia Scagnoli, Allison Schablein, Emily Ziegler, Christina Dangold and Tara Daniels, among others. The guys also talked to Tim Wakefield, John Farrell, Jonny Gomes, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Tom Werner, Larry Lucchino and Bud Selig. They ended the afternoon with a special visit from the siblings of the late MIT police officer Sean Collier.
During Wednesday's Red Sox broadcast, Joe Castiglione and Dave O'Brien talked to patients Jayden Dalton and Theresa Doyle Harmon, as well as Red Sox owner John Henry.
Lastly, you can read our guestbook entries here.
Thank you again for your generosity! It will go a long way toward helping us strike out cancer.
Day 1 Recap
The 2013 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon got off to an incredible start on Tuesday, as we reached $1 million just after 10 p.m. Dennis & Callahan opened the event with the emotional stories of Bennett Olson, Declan Cassidy (pictured left), Tommy Joffrion, Harry Clark and Brooke Mulford. They also talked to Tina and Ken Tepper, whose daughter Leah passed away last November, and Cam and Aileen Routh, who lost their daughter Avalanna last September.
Mut & Merloni continued what D&C started, giving us the stories of Rayguan Fregeau, Ethan Miller and Jake Baver, Darla Holloway, Justin Perry, Jen Fox, Eva Fox and Makhi Joseph. They also offered another reminder that not all these stories have happy endings, as they talked to Kathy and Joe Arabia, whose daughter Anna lost her battle with an extremely rare brain tumor in February.
Salk & Holley talked to inspirational patients like Drew Dauteiul, Scott Tkachuk, Jack Curran and Brady Smith. They also talked to some of Boston's favorite athletes -- Dustin Pedroia, Daniel Nava, Will Middlebrooks, David Ortiz and Tuukka Rask.
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Walgreens Wall Ball
This season, WEEI is proud to announce a new partnership with Walgreens. Every time our hometown hits a ball off the Green Wall, Walgreens will donate $100 to the 12th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon happening August 27th and 28th. With everyone's help, we'll be one step closer to a world without cancer!
2012 Event Recap