WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon Raises Nearly $5 Million
August 18, 2008 at 12:29 PM (PT)
This year's ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-A/BOSTON and NEW ENGLAND SPORTS NETWORK JIMMY FUND Radio-Telethon raised a record $4,839,016 in two days for pediatric and adult cancer research and care at BOSTON's DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE. The record was achieved despite FRIDAY's RED SOX game being rained out. The event, featuring appearances by several celebrities, took place THURSDAY and FRIDAY of last week.
"The Radio-Telethon is an annual reminder that cancer touches just about everyone," says JIMMY FUND Chairman and 1967 RED SOX second baseman MIKE ANDREWS. "We are so thankful for all of the contributions. With the help of WEEI and NESN and all of its viewers and listeners, the JIMMY FUND and DANA-FARBER are working towards conquering cancer for good."
"Our listeners are amazing. After hearing patient stories they don't hesitate to dig deep into their wallets to support the JIMMY FUND," said ENTERCOM/BOSTON VP of AM Programming JASON WOLFE. "DANA-FARBER doctors are making substantial progress every year and we're proud to play a role in their continued success."
"NESN is proud to support the great work that is done every day at the JIMMY FUND," said NESN President SEAN MCGRAIL. "No other event on our broadcast calendar is as important, or has as much of an impact on as many people as this event."