Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon

The 14th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon starts Tuesday, August 18th and runs through Wednesday, August 19th.  As an avid Red Sox fan, I have watched and/or listened to all 13 of the previous efforts.  It is truly extraordinary what they manage in two days.  Last year they raised $3.3 million and they have raised more than $37 million since its start.  In case you don’t know, the Jimmy Fund raises money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  It is consistently rated as one of the best charities both in terms of transparency and the percentage of funds that gets to the cause.  The Red Sox have been involved with the Jimmy Fund since 1953.  They do amazing work.  I don’t have much else to say.  But, if you don’t watch a lot of baseball, Tuesday and Wednesday would be excellent nights to check it out.  And, if you have anything to spare, it is a great cause to give to.

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