Doing God's work: The Jimmy Fund
Today is the annual WEEI-NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon and your Uncle Buck asks that if you can please donate to help the fight against cancer at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Children's Hospital it would be much appreciated. Even as little as $5 counts!! Last year they raised well over $2-million dollars and hopefully this year they will top the $3-million mark.
With the Red Sox and Yankees squaring off for a double header today UB's hoping it will help draw more attention to the cause and help increase donations. The telethon is being hosted at Fenway Park and by 9 am they were over the $200-thousand dollar mark. They are almost at a half million just before 11 am.
It's amazing the work these doctors do at Dana Farber and it comes from donations. One of the kids this morning described it by saying, "They help you forget you have cancer." So PLEASE give...
Something that also strikes UB every year they do this event is the donations that are made. Guys that UB would like to strangle like Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs called in with a $25-thousand dollar donation and Yankees owner George Steinbrenner calls ever year with a huge donation. Really makes you realize how unimportant sports is in the grand scheme of things.
That being said there is great pride that the Red Sox principal partnership, thanks in large part to the efforts made by the Sox greatest player Ted Williams, is with the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Helping kids with cancer was a passion for "The Kid", one that continued from his days with the team to his last days of life...The new Red Sox owners erected a statue at Fenway in honor of Ted Williams, and appropriately it highlights the most important contribution he made during his time in Boston: