Thanks to your incredible generosity, the 20th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by Arbella Insurance raised more than $3.5 million to help strike out cancer!
Check out all the best audio, video and photos from the two-day event below:
The Greg Hill Show kicked off this year's two-day event with a bunch of great guests, including Bill Belichick, Marty Walsh, Guy Fieri, Governor Charlie Baker, Ernie Boch Jr., Michael Bivins, and Larry Lucchino. They also talked to amazing patients like Nick Pannoni, Sabine Simon, Eddie McMahon, Daniel Ramos, and Addison Gould, as well as Dana-Farber chief scientific officer emeritus Dr. Barrett Rollins and senior VP and chief nursing officer Anne Gross.
Gresh & Keefe kept it rolling with a couple great hockey guests in Shawn Thornton and Jim Montgomery, as well as Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom. They also talked to inspirational Dana-Farber patients like Khiem Tran, Steve Mosher, Michelle Morrow, Shelley Wilton, OK Eason, Cael Soto, and Rosemary Fischer. Lisa Scherber, director of patient and family programs at the Jimmy Fund, stopped by as well.
Merloni, Fauria & Mego wrapped up the pre-Red Sox portion of Day 1 by talking to Celtics president Brad Stevens, C's coach Ime Udoka, current Red Sox pitchers Rich Hill and Garrett Whitlock, and former Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes. They also welcomed Dana-Farber patients Olivia Tassinari, Peter Beekman, Hannah Johnson, Samara Rogers, Barry Nelson, Amy Cheung, Sara Almheiri, and Anya Rhodes.
Red Sox chairman Tom Werner joined Mike Mutnansky during the WEEI Red Sox Network pregame show, while patients Tori Rando, Tanya Searle, Fred Knight, and David Feldman all joined Joe Castiglione and Sean McDonough in the booth during the game.
Day 2 kicked off with Rob Hale, president of Granite Telecommunications, joining The Greg Hill Show and pledging to match $350,000 in donations at the end of the show. The GHS crew also talked to New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu, Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Famer Richard Seymour, and patients Alexa Morrell, Paul Bristow, Tanya Doan, Marixa McPhail, Val Perrault, and Stephanie Lafontaine.
It continued with a slew of great guests on Gresh & Keefe, including David Ortiz, Denis Leary, Charlie Davies, Brock Holt, and Sam Kennedy. They also talked to Jimmy Fund patients Eric Ricci, Mark Singer, Inigo Vega, Liz Rounseville, Cynthia Collin, and Celia Jan, as well as Dana-Farber president and CEO Laurie Glimcher, Dana-Farber nurse Ludmila Svoboda, and Dana-Farber VP of community health Magnolia Contreras.
MFM closed out the daytime portion of Day 2 by talking to inspirational Dana-Farber patients like Cynthia Smith, King Gaylor, Sarah Montgomery, Kayle Chambers, Jarred Eagan, Quinn Flanagan, Mike Mottola, and Teddy Cahalane. Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca joined the show as well.
This baseball season the Arbella Insurance Foundation will make a $50 gift to the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon for every strikeout by a Boston pitcher, up to $100,000.