11TH ANNUAL EVENT ON AUGUST 21ST AND 22ND

2011 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon Photo Gallery

$1,110,037

Joe and Tim are joined by the CEO of Wind River Environmental, John O'Connell, who made a very generous donation to the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. John talks about Wind River's rapid growth along the East Coast, and being a Red Sox Radio sponsor.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:31:00 EDT
Don Block is the President of NorthEast Electrical Distributors and a big Red Sox fan. NorthEast Electrical are very active in giving back to the community, especially with their Project Green Lights program which awards one New England public school with a $50,000 lighting retrofit where they make the school more green friendly and money saving
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:58:00 EDT
Alysa Escobar was a healthy 30-year-old when a persistent cough brought her to her doctor's office. After a scan and biopsy, Alysa was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. She completed her chemotherapy treatments in in May and is cancer-free. While she was going through treatment, Alysa took advantage of Dana-Farber's Zakim Center for integrative therapies. Adult and pediatric patients treated at the Zakim Center credit the Center's range of integrative therapies with helping them increase their quality of life and ease symptoms and lessen the anxiety associated with their treatment. The music, movement and art offerings through the Zakim Center helped Alysa when she was feeling tired or in pain during treatment. When Alysa went for her first scan, the music therapy class she took through the Zakim Center, helped her stay calm and have a positive mind-set. Yoga and Qi Gong (CHE-GONG) classes at the Zakim Center helped her deal with the painful side effects of treatment and kept her body strong. Alysa also took advantage of Dana Farber's new mobile music studio which allowed her to write and record music while she was going through treatment. According to Alysa, "there is so much we do not control when we are sick and making music was something that helped me stay grounded." Alysa is now volunteering with her Improv group True Story Theater in Arlington and teaching a movement course at Lesley University this fall. She is hoping to use her experience with healing and the arts towards helping others. She sang the National Anthem before tonight's game.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:23:00 EDT
Moxie is owned and manufactured by Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England. Moxie was invented in 1885 by Dr. Augustin Thompston from Maine and has been in distribution ever since. Coca-Cola aquired Moxie in 2008 and continues to increase its availability.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:45:00 EDT
Dr. Frank is a senior physician in the Adult Hematology Oncology Program, focused on leukemia (a blood cancer). His work is focused on targeting signaling pathways for cancer therapy—or—understanding key cancer-causing regulatory proteins and identifying drugs to block their effects—leading to treatments that are more effective, less prone to tumor resistance, and less likely to cause serious side effects.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:41:00 EDT
Laroy Streat is the in-house musician for the Dale and Holley Show - last week he created this song in honor of a lost friend, the Jimmy Fund, and everyone who has ever fought cancer.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:42:00 EDT
Rob was living in Englewood, Florida and working as a golf pro when he began getting sick off and on for a couple months. Doctors at a walk in clinic told him he had strep throat or a virus. He would take medicine and feel better and then get sick again. He then started to have severe chest pain and went to the ER. After a few tests he was told by the doctor he had leukemia. Rob's roommate was the only person who was there with him at the ER. They shared a few tears, and the doctor then told Rob something he will never forget. The doctor grabbed Rob's shoulder and said he had 1 hour to feel sorry for himself, then it was time to fight and fight like hell. He was diagnosed on February 20, 2015. His parents flew down from Maine where he had grown up and knew he needed to be treated at Dana-Farber. The doctors in Florida said the only way to get to Boston was a medical flight since Rob was too sick and unstable to fly in a commercial or private plane. After a few phone calls to their insurance company, they found out that it wasn't going to be easy. One of the members at a golf club where Rob worked at in Kennebunkport, Maine paid $18,000 for Rob to take an air ambulance to Boston. His treatment included 3 rounds of chemotherapy and then a bone marrow transplant. He now goes in monthly check ups and blood tests but is considered cancer-free! Rob is a PGA apprentice at Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport and before his diagnosis was at Coral Creek Club in Placida, Florida. He is currently taking courses to become a PGA Golf Professional. His hobbies included golfing, fishing, basketball, baseball, watching all New England pro teams, and playing with his dog, Mabel. His family includes his parents, Kathy and Bob and brother, James. Dr. Alyea is a stem cell transplant physician--he treats patients with blood cancers who need a stem cell transplant for treatment. Dr. Alyea can speak about what it is like to treat this special population of patients.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:14:00 EDT
John Donahue is one of the founders of Arbella and has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors since the company's creation in 1988. The mission of Arbella's Foundation is to engage in activities and to support not-for-profit organizations that have a significant positive impact on the people and communities served by Arbella.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:06:00 EDT