Trump Donates $25,000 to the 2007 Jimmy Fund Telethon to Fight Cancer

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Trump gives $25,000 to the 2007 Jimmy Fund Telethon to fight cancer and help people battling cancer.
Trump Donates $25,000 to the 2007 Jimmy Fund Telethon to Fight Cancer

Donald Trump Donation to the Jimmy Fund in 2007

The 6th annual WEEI / NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon raised more than $3.74 million for cancer research and care for adults and children at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Radio-Telethon, held for the first time over two days, shattered the $2.9 million total fundraising last year. The 26-hour programming took place in Fenway Park and featured the personal stories of cancer patients and those in Dana-Farber whose work is supported by the Jimmy Fund.

For both Red Sox doubleheader games, pre-game ceremonies featured emotional moments. After raising more than $800,000 during the eight-hour programming on WEEI on Thursday. By 2 p.m., the amount on Fenway ‘s tally board had risen to $1.6 million, exceeding the mark of $10 million over the event’s six-year history. Just after 9 p.m., owner Frank McCourt of Los Angeles Dodger gave $50,000 to push the total to $3 million, a record for Radio-Telethon. McCourt ‘s gift was in honor of Mike Andrews, a second-baseman on the “Impossible Dream “Red Sox team in 1967 and the current Jimmy Fund chairman.

Jim Belushi threw out the first pitch of the night game was another notable part of the pre-game celebration. Before the first game, Peter Gammons was honored with the Red Sox Jimmy Fund Award for his work on behalf of the Jimmy Fund, while actor Tim Daly threw the first pitch together with adult cancer patient Matt Murray and 17-year-old Maggie Carroll. Cancer survivor and vocalist JoJo David, who lost his voice in his battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, showed that he had recovered it with a beautiful Star Spangled Banner rendition. Mass. native Eliza Dushku was also at the game in addition to Daly and Belushi, actor and Watertown. Donald Trump, who threw the first pitch at Radio-Telethon 2006, called in and gave $25,000.

When the Radio-Telethon concluded at midnight, the tally was $3,604,987, but there were still calls until 3 a.m. And pushed the total to $3,688,179 along with online contributions. The Jimmy Fund, founded in 1948 to raise funds for patient care and the fight against childhood cancer, supports the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s search for new cancer treatments and cures for adults and children. The National Cancer Institute recognizes Dana-Farber as one of the world’s leading cancer care and research hospitals in New England.

Trump Worked with Alonzo Mourning & Shaq to Put On the 4th Annual Charity Golf Event


NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning and friends Shaquille O'Neal and Donald Trump, who together hosted the 4th Annual Zo's Million Dollar Shootout on Monday, August 20, led the excitement.
NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning and friends Shaquille O’Neal and Donald Trump together hosted the 4th Annual Zo’s Million Dollar Shootout.

This month at the Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, New York, a competitive spirit was in the air.

NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning and friends Shaquille O’Neal and Donald Trump, who together hosted the 4th Annual Zo’s Million Dollar Shootout on Monday, August 20, led the excitement. The three celebrities, all sharing a passion for empowering and educating young people today, came together to support Alonzo Mourning Charities, a foundation that supports underserved young people and provides them with services. Trump also donated to another basketball related charity when he donated $25,000 to the Slam Jam women’s basketball league of New York City in 2003. 

“Zo’s Million Dollar Shootout is just one of several annual fundraising events hosted by Alonzo Mourning Charities to raise awareness and funds. As long as we continue to witness the hurdles facing our young people when they grow up without resources or supportive environments, our charitable efforts will continue, “said Alonzo Mourning, Emeritus Chairman of Alonzo Mourning. “The golf tournament is a great event that brings together people who recognize our shared responsibility for investing in the future of our young people.”

The proceeds from Zo’s Million Dollar Shootout are dedicated to making a difference for children living in situations at risk.

In the ongoing pursuit of its mission to improve the lives of these young people, Alonzo Mourning Charities is building youth centers across the country in targeted areas to meet an essential need.

“This is what we know-if we can have a positive impact, we’ll make it happen. There were no questions asked. This is my second year for the charity and Alonzo and I’m so close now because I’m committed to this partnership and make a difference throughout the community,”-Shaq is part of Zo’s Million Dollar Shootout. Tournament participants had the opportunity to win one million dollars.

Although no one walked away with this year’s big prize, everyone enjoyed the popular premium gift bag when they arrived, a reception for breakfast, unlimited gourmet food and delicious drinks from sponsors Tanqueray Rangpur and Vitamin Water. Popular highlights were a live auction with exclusive opportunities, including a private dinner with Alonzo Mourning and his personal chef, a weekend package for NBA All-Star, full accommodation for the People’s Choice Awards and a unique exclusive tour of the Vatican.

The event ended with a prize ceremony honoring the day’s great winners.