2012 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon Photo Gallery


Herve has worked for Apple American Group for over 3 years as an Area Director, overseeing 5 restaurants in RI & MA. As a father and grandfather, he has an extreme passion for fundraising for cancer research, especially for children. Lori has worked for Apple American Group for almost 4 years as the Marketing Coordinator for New England. It’s year 2 of fundraising, and it’s over $90,000! Last year was $62,000! Huge increase! Fundraising consists of donations from our guests during a 5 week in-restaurant campaign and internal golf tournament. We also raised $1000 a few weeks ago at our brand new Holyoke, MA location during our Family and Friends event.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:04:00 EDT
Kim was diagnosed in Sept. 2009. Both her breasts were hurting and she had found lumps, even though she had a clear mammography 6 months prior. Kim initially responded to treatment but her breast cancer later recurred as stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. For her first diagnosis, she underwent 8 rounds of chemotherapy, for her second diagnosis, she underwent 39 radiation treatments and now is in treatment for life. She selected Dana-Farber because she needed a research hospital since there is no cure and Kim believes Dr. Mayer is the best doctor there is for metastatic breast cancer. Kim is a real estate agent on the North Shore. She enjoys attending her stepdaughters’ hockey games, entertaining friends and family and rides with her husband on his Harley. Her future goal: Keep living each day and staying alive for the next break through that is coming with money donated to Dana- Farber as well as paying it forward to other patients. Dr. Erica Mayer speakS to the challenges of treating breast cancer once it has metastasized and spread to other parts of the body. She speaks to the PALLAS clinical trial, an international clinical trial that Dr. Mayer is leading to test if certain targeted drugs can prevent breast cancer from recurring once it has been successfully treated.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:03:00 EDT
Kai was diagnosed 5 years ago in the fall of 2011 with grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare type of brain cancer. He had a seizure at work. He's had 3 surgeries, 2 rounds of radiation, two 12-month cycles of chemotherapy. His family includes his wife Xia and 5-year-old son Tian. His interests include boating, traveling, and playing the drums. He's a huge fan of all Boston sports teams. Dr. David Reardon, clinical director, Center of Neuro-Oncology, Dana-Farber. Besides a skilled clinician, Dr. Reardon is an active researcher with special interests in the design and implementation of clinical trials for neuro-oncology and the pre-clinical evaluation of promising therapeutics for central nervous system tumor patients. His work includes using innovative clinical therapeutic agents to improve the cure rates in patients with brain and spinal tumors, with particular focus on the use of novel “tumor-targeting” therapeutics. He also is working on immunotherapy drugs or "vaccines" to help in the treatment of brain tumors.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:43:00 EDT
Chris Mortensen of ESPN joins Glenn, Lou and Christian to talk about his battle with cancer and discuss the Deflategate saga a little bit. Help #KCANCER. Call 877-738-1234 to donate now!
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:31:00 EDT
Asher (Walpole) met Glenn, Lou and Christian on August 2 during their Jimmy Fund Clinic visit. He came down with pneumonia and the flu in December 2015. A doctor recommended a chest x-ray, which revealed abnormal scans and Asher was consequently sent to the hospital that evening. After being admitted to the hospital, Asher was ultimately diagnosed with T-ALL and began treatment right away. Asher's treatment has included chemotherapy and steroids, and he is still undergoing treatment. Earlier this summer, Asher got the opportunity to take swings and run the bases during John Hancock Fenway Fantasy Day to benefit the Jimmy Fund. He is starting kindergarten soon. He will turn 6 on September 6. Asher loves swimming and soccer, playing LEGO's, doing puzzles, watching movies and playing video games. His family includes his mother Poppy, father Andrew and brother August, who is 2.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:15:00 EDT
Greg and Brenda are Gerry Callahan’s brother and sister in low and Greg has been a big supporter of cancer research as he has ridden the Pan Mass Challenge for many years. Shea Concrete is donation $200 for every Red Sox save so far this season.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:02:00 EDT
Peter was diagnosed in February 2015 with melanoma on his neck and also later diagnosed with prostate cancer. He had noticed a lump on his neck and after a biopsy learned it was melanoma. He was told without treatment he would not live. He underwent 2 surgeries on his neck and then started chemotherapy. He is still undergoing treatment for the tumors on his neck, abdomen and lungs all of which reducing or staying the same. He is treated with new immunotherapy agents, called checkpoint inhibitors, which take the breaks off the body’s immune system so that it can recognize and fight the cancer. This is the type of groundbreaking therapy that has produced dramatic remissions in patients that had previously untreatable disease. He is a retired bank officer and V.S. Naval officer; three of his grandchildren are in the service, Navy, Army and Coast Guard. He has been married for 63 years and has 4 children and 7 grandchildren. His hobbies include traveling, exercise and spending time with his family. He has been using rowing machine since a heart attack in 1990 and continues to do so at the rate of 1000 kilometers/year. He rows for a U.S. Navy Virtual team. Dr. Elizabeth Buchbinder can speak to how Dana-Farber is leading the way in immunotherapy agents, called checkpoint inhibitors, which take the breaks off the body’s immune system so that it can recognize and fight the cancer. It’s exactly the type of groundbreaking therapy that Dana-Farber is pushing and which has produced dramatic remissions in patients that had previously untreatable disease.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:00:00 EDT
Zoe met Gerry and Kirk during their visit to the Jimmy Fund Clinic and they talked about dogs. She was diagnosed in May 2015 with a brain tumor after an incidental finding. She underwent surgery to remove the tumor and she is scheduled to complete her 14 months of chemotherapy in the middle of August 2016. Zoe is an 8th grader at Brimmer and May school in Chestnut Hill. She loves reading, playing with animals, and participating in musical theater. She has two moms, Joy and Becky, as well as a twin brother Ben.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:44:00 EDT
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