WEEI-NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon To Feature Ex-Sox Mo Vaughn, John Valentin
August 19, 2011 at 3:56 AM (PT)
ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-A/BOSTON and regional cable sports channel NESN's 10th annual JIMMY FUND radio-telethon to raise money for the DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE will take place 6a-midnight (ET) AUGUST 30th and 31st.
This year's 36-hour broadcast will include former RED SOX MO VAUGHN and JOHN VALENTIN, who will be interviewed on WEEI before throwing out the first pitch(es) before the SOX-YANKEES game on AUGUST 31st. VAUGHN and VALENTIN "made a lasting impression on some of our pediatric patients and their families and understood the connection between the BOSTON RED SOX and the JIMMY FUND," said JONNY FUND Director SUZANNE FOUNTAIN. "We are honored that they will join us for the 10th annual WEEI/NESN JIMMY FUND Radio-Telethon. Along with emotional patient stories and insight from doctors, this year's event promises to be one of our most compelling yet."
"I can't think of a better way to celebrate the radio-telethon's 10th year than to bring MO VAUGHN and JOHN VALENTIN back to town," said ENTERCOM NEW ENGLAND VP of AM Programming JASON WOLFE. "When this event began, these guys were two of the biggest supporters of the JIMMY FUND and when you hear their stories, you'll certainly know why. It'll be a real thrill to have them join us this year."
"As with many RED SOX players past and present, MO VAUGHN and JOHN VALENTIN connected with the community through the JIMMY FUND in a very special way," said NESN President and CEO SEAN MCGRAIL. "Having both of them back to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the radio-telethon will help enhance this annual event that brings all of RED SOX Nation together to support the great work that the researchers and care givers at DANA-FARBER do every single day."