Seems that today's as good a day as any to spend more time looking away from the game and taking a closer look at ourselves and those around us. Loyal reader and loyal member of the RSN, tadthebad, saw my posting about my wife's effort to raise money for cancer research and alerted me to the following event taking place today and tomorrow.
The Boston and New York fans love to go at each other tooth and nail, but, none of that matters when it comes to raising money for charities, especially ones as wonderful as the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Institute (helps kids with cancer)...
WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-TelethonDo what you can. A few bucks. Volunteer your time. Donate clothing, furniture, whatever you can. Doesn't have to be for either of these two charities, just remember how fortunate YOU are and take the time to remember those who aren't as lucky.Thursday & Friday, August 14 & 15, 2008
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The Boston Red Sox, WEEI Sports Radio 850 AM, NESN, and the Jimmy Fund will once again team up for the 7th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon at Fenway Park.
Tune into WEEI or NESN for fun and inspiring interviews and commentaries by local sports heroes, Hollywood celebrities, cancer patients – and an all-day opportunity to phone in your gifts and pledges to the Jimmy Fund.
Sports enthusiasts will be able to enjoy unique experiences at Fenway Park during the event. On Thursday, WEEI's John Dennis and NESN's Tom Caron will host Trophy Talk, a luncheon at which Bruins legend Ray Bourque and Sox pitcher Curt Schilling are slated to appear. On Friday, Red Sox announcers Joe Castiglione of WEEI and NESN's Don Orsillo will moderate Sit Down with the Sox, a luncheon featuring a panel discussion with current Red Sox players.
The two-day event in 2007 raised $3.74 million. Since 2002, the Radio-Telethon has
raised nearly $12 million to benefit the Jimmy Fund and the life-saving mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
View 2007 photo gallery
View historic photo gallery
Jordan runs the bases (NESN)
WEEI audio montage
Read about the 2007 event
For more information:
Phone (toll-free): (877) 738-1234