13TH ANNUAL EVENT ON AUGUST 19th AND 20th

2013 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon Photo Gallery

Fernando Morales on D&C
Fernando Morales on...
Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., President & CEO Dana Farber
Dr. Edward J. Benz...
Dr. Richard Stone
Dr. Richard Stone
Lisa Scherber in studio with D&C Day 2
Lisa Scherber in...
Bill Monbouquette (former sox pitcher & cancer survivor)
Bill Monbouquette (...
Brendon Horton
Brendon Horton
Jack O'Brien, President of Local Iron Workers
Jack O'Brien,...
Stephanie Benoit, Oncology Nurse
Stephanie Benoit,...
Dot Tully, Oncology Nurse
Dot Tully, Oncology...
Dr. Ursula Matalunis
Dr. Ursula Matalunis
Maura Perkins
Maura Perkins
Jimmy Fund Telethon Phonebanks
Jimmy Fund Telethon...
Wednesday morning toteboard update
Wednesday morning...
Joe Castiglione before Red Sox Orioles game Tuesday night
Joe Castiglione...
Avalanna Routh's parents with D&C
Avalanna Routh...
Makhi Joseph and Shawn Thornton
Makhi Joseph and...
Tommy updates the toteboard
Tommy updates the...
Tommy Joffrion is pumped to help out the Telethon, go Tommy!
Tommy Joffrion is...
Tina and Ken Tepper with D&C
Tina and Ken Tepper...
Steve Krom (AT&T) Text KCANCER to 20222 to give $10 and AT&T will match your gift up to $50,000!
Steve Krom (AT&...
Aileen and Cam Routh (parents of the late Avalanna)
Aileen and Cam...
Nurse Maura Dacey
Nurse Maura Dacey
Michael Thompson and his kids on D&C
Michael Thompson...
Larry Lucchino and Brooke Mulford
Larry Lucchino and...
Lisa Scherber in studio with D&C Day 1
Lisa Scherber in...
Lisa Scherber and Declam Cassidy on Day 1 of of the Telethon
Lisa Scherber and...
Larry Lucchino in studio with D&C
Larry Lucchino in...
Kirk and Brooke Mulford outside the studio
Kirk and Brooke...

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Tyler was diagnosed on July 31, 2011 while on the Cape with his family for vacation. He lives with his dad, Brian, his mom, Paula, and his younger brother, Alden, 8. While on vacation, they went back to his old pediatrician. He ran a blood test at Tyler's mom's insistence, and after the results, they were sent to the emergency room. He was diagnosed with ALL and spent 48 nights hospitalized and was treated by Dana-Farber. He underwent radiation for eight days and had a 10-hour surgery on one nostril for an infection. For one year, Tyler had chemotherapy three times a week and he is now on maintenance treatment until November. Tyler now takes between 10 and 25 pills every day and goes to the Jimmy Fund Clinic once a month.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:38:00 EDT
Matt was hospitalized in 2013 with pneumonia, an illness he kept battling. After another round of antibiotics, he felt better, but the blood work came back and told his care team he had multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood. He started a clinical trial: 8 cycles of a 3-drug combination, with the option to potentially have a stem cell transplant of his own stem cells for later. As of July 2014, Matt is off of the cycles of treatment and now on maintenance therapy. He's staying on 1 of the drugs, an oral medication that he can do at home; does blood work once a week locally and then goes in to see Dr. Anderson once a month. Matt is married to his wife of 11 years, Carolyn, and they have three children: 4- and 6-year old boys, and a 9 year old girl. Dr. Anderson has helped shape new ways of treating multiple myeloma over the past 10 years - it has gone from a death sentence to being more of a chronic disease.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:33:00 EDT
Andover native and star of television shows "The Shield" and "The Commish," Michael Chiklis joins the Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon to talk about growing up in this area and his familiarity with the event.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:14:00 EDT
Shannon was admitted on December 26 and discharged on April 16, 2013. Because of the rarity and nature of her leukemia, doctors recommended an aggressive treatment for her. She underwent 3 rounds of chemo, and radiation to prepare for a bone marrow transplant and a transplant in March 2013 from an anonymous donor in Germany. After the transplant, she spent 1 year on isolation as her body healed and her immune system built back up. During this time, Shannon was treated out-patient at the Jimmy Fund Clinic. She returned to school in March last year and has been easing back into the world since then.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:05:00 EDT
Dr. Janne's main research includes the study of epidermal growth factor receptor mutations (EGFR) in non-small cell lung cancer patients. He and other researchers at Dana-Farber showed that patients whose tumors had a malfunctioning version of the EGFR protein responded dramatically to a drug that specifically targets the EGFR protein. The findings launched the era of precision medicine for lung cancer, transforming the way the disease is treated in many patients.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:59:00 EDT
Abby just finished 60 weeks of chemotherapy on July 10 after being diagnosed with an optic glioma when she was 2½ years old in 2005. She did not need treatment after her first diagnosis, and she was followed by her doctors at the time in Philadelphia and then in Boston when her family moved here 4 years ago. She had a scan on the day after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and doctors saw the tumor had progressed so she began chemotherapy at the Jimmy Fund Clinic. Abby loves baking and was kind enough to bring Cake Pops for Lou, Christian and Tim.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:29:00 EDT
In light of Curt Schilling's revelation that smokeless tobacco caused his mouth cancer, Ben Cherington challenged his team to stop using chewing tobacco.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:16:00 EDT
Dr. Shulman serves a leadership role at Dana-Farber as chief of staff, and he is also a breast oncologist (he sees breast cancer patients) and is involved in breast cancer research. Dr. Shulman spoke about the importance of Dana-Farber partnering with other institutions in the community.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:04:00 EDT
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