The Jimmy Fund's biggest annual fundraisers, the 12th WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon kicked off this week. They had raised more than $800,000 before game time on Tuesday.
The telethon began at 6 a.m. ET and continues until midnight before starting up again on Wednesday morning. The two-day event raised more than $3.4 million last year, bringing the 11-year total to more than $31 million.
For those that might not know what The Jimmy Fund is, it solely supports Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.
David Ortiz joined a handful of Red Sox players to make public appearances asking for donations on WEEI radio over the course of the 36-hour telethon.
To make a donation call 877-738-1234 or go online. Donations can also be made by texting KCANCER to 20222 to make a $10 gift.
Your gifts are helping patients like four year old Darla Holloway:
Eric is a contributing writer since 2013 and a true Overseas Fan of the Boston Red Sox living in the Netherlands. He's spent years on baseball fields around the world pitching. His weekends are now spent helping the next generations of pitchers to find their passion and love for the sport. More articles by Eric: https://www.redsoxlife.com/search/label/ericschabell