“Jimmy Fund” donned the famous wall, reminding everyone gathering for a baseball game about the seventh annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon taking place over a 36-hour period on Thursday and Friday.
The telethon, which raises money toward adult and pediatric cancer research and care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is on a quest to raise $4 million over that time period, and it’s making a fast start. The telethon anchored itself at the WEEI studio near Gate C in Fenway Park’s concourse, but its purpose reached out well beyond the Boston city limits. And true to form, celebrities took part early in the telethon’s goings.
Before the beginning of Thursday’s game, Sox manager Terry Francona personally delivered a donation to the WEEI studio. Others donating were Donald Trump (who gave $50,000) and actor Mike O’Malley ($10,000).