The Jimmy Fund Two Day Telethon

Eric D. Schabell
Contributing Writer

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:

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