Audacy Helps Raise Over $3.8 Million for The Jimmy Fund
PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 27, 2021 – Audacy helped raise over $3.8 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the 19th annual “WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon,” presented by Arbella Insurance. This year’s event brought the fundraising total to over $62 million since the radio-telethon’s inception. The radio-telethon was started by WEEI (WEEI-FM), The Jimmy Fund and the Boston Red Sox in 2002. New England Sports Network (NESN) joined the event in 2003.
“We’re completely inspired to see the New England community from so many different walks of life come together to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s selfless mission,” said Tim Clarke, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Boston. “The annual ‘Jimmy Fund’ event is synonymous with this region and, in a year where we’ve faced adversity unlike any other, being able to unite with our audience to help strike out cancer is a true testament to our resiliency.”
The event was part of a 36-hour live broadcast during WEEI weekday programming, “The Greg Hill Show,” “Gresh & Keefe,” and “Ordway, Merloni & Fauria” on August 24 and 25. The three shows, which were simulcast on NESN, combined to welcome Dana-Farber Cancer Institute patients and their families, doctors, researchers, nurses and executives; Jimmy Fund director of patient & family programs Lisa Scherber; Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker; executives and/or coaches from the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics and Boston College; current and former Boston athletes including David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Chris Sale, Tuuka Rask, Xander Bogaerts, Charlie Coyle, Roger Clemens and more; local celebrities to share stories of inspiration and hope. Additionally, the radio-telethon was broadcast on the WEEI Sports Radio Network and NESN during two Red Sox game broadcasts and postgame programming.
For more information on this year’s event, including a full list of guests featured on WEEI, photos, videos and audio clips, please visit weei.com/jimmyfund.
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