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Support the 2011 WEEI / NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon

Tune in Tuesday, 30 August and Wednesday, 31 August on WEEI Sports Radio Network and New England Sports Network for the 10th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. Cheer on the Boston Red Sox as they take on the New York Yankees and help strike out cancer.

Striking out cancer

Over the span of 36-hours and two Boston Red Sox games, this broadcast features compelling stories from Dana-Farber patients, doctors, researchers and nurses, celebrity guests and athletes, inspiring people all over the world to support Dana-Farber’s mission. There are also special ceremonies prior to both Red Sox games during the two-day period.

Generous support

Since 2002, your generous support of this event has raised more than $25 million to support research and care for both children and adults at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Join the WEEI / NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon fan page on Facebook

For more information:

Phone (toll-free): 877.738.1234
E-mail: jimmyfundradiotelethon@dfci.harvard.edu

Boston Red Sox Pitchers Tim Wakefield and Clay Buchholz 2011 Jimmy Fund Co-Captains

BOSTON — Today, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund announce that Boston Red Sox pitchers Tim Wakefield and Clay Buchholz will continue as Jimmy Fund Co-Captains for the 2011 season. Their first assignment is to be this year’s Spokesplayers for the Jimmy Fund’s Rally Against Cancer.

Buchholz was the 2010 Rally Against Cancer spokesplayer in addition to being Jimmy Fund Co-Captain last year. Wakefield, a strong supporter of the Jimmy Fund for many years, was also a Co-Captain last year, and will be a Spokesplayer for the Rally Against Cancer for the first time this year. Wakefield and Buchholz join the ranks of past Rally Against Cancer Spokesplayers, including Jon Lester, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, and Trot Nixon.

As Jimmy Fund Co-Captains, the two pitchers will be ambassadors for the Jimmy Fund to raise awareness and build support for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They will also lend their support to Jimmy Fund events, visit adult and pediatric clinics, thank donors, and more.

Now in its sixth year, Rally Against Cancer encourages Red Sox fans to partner with their companies and schools, and encourage co-workers, classmates, and friends, to each contribute $5 or more to the Jimmy Fund. In exchange, they “Dress for Sox-cess” by wearing Boston Red Sox gear to work or school on Friday, 08 April, when the Sox take on the New York Yankees at Fenway Park for their home opener. The top fundraising company and school (K-12, college or university) are each eligible for a visit from Wakefield or Buchholz, if located within two-hour travel distance from Boston.

This year’s event adds a new twist: up for grabs are two Wild Card visits. Each team that raises $5,000 or more is eligible to win one of two visits from Wakefield or Buchholz (see full contest rules at RallyAgainstCancer.org).

In five years, Rally Against Cancer has raised $1.9 million to support the fight against cancer at Dana-Farber. This year, the program hopes to raise $500,000. For more information about Rally, please visit www.RallyAgainstCancer.org.

The Jimmy Fund supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research and improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. It is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, and the Variety Children’s Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund (www.jimmyfund.org) save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer.

Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston Presents New Stars for Young Stars VI

Get up close and personal with the Boston Red Sox.  The Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston presents New Stars for Young Stars VI on 15 January 2011 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:30 P.M. at Jillian’s Boston.  Participating players include Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Robert Coello, Ryan Kalish, Darnell McDonald, Dan Wheeler, Tim Federowicz, Jason Rice, Will Middlebrooks, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Ryan Lavarnway, and this year’s special guest, former Red Sox player Bill Mueller (this list of players is subject to change). Tickets are on sale at www.jimmyfund.org/new-stars and cost $99 and $250.

Dana-Farber Holiday Cards, Candles, and Ornaments On Sale to Conquer Cancer

BOSTON – This holiday season, get into the spirit by purchasing a cheerful array of original holiday cards, candles, and ornaments to support adult and pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

The card collection has something for everyone’s holiday list. Warm the hearts of your loved ones and colleagues with 12 new holiday card designs created by award winning artists and our patients, featuring bright and cheery depictions of winter scenes and decor, or send special cards from our “Classic Favorites” collection. For sports fans, there is a Boston Red Sox Jolly Wally card, a New England Patriots Santa card, and, for $20 each, two different candles and two ornaments that showcase both Boston teams. E-packs and photo cards, which let you upload your own photo to select card designs, are also available. You can also create a customized corporate e-card out of any holiday card on the site.

For $20 customers receive a package of 20 cards and 21 envelopes, and both cards and envelopes can be customized with personal messages or company logos for an additional fee.

The exclusive Dana-Farber Holiday Greetings collection can be viewed and ordered online at www.jimmyfund.org. The cards will be sold at the end of September at The Paper Store, which has 25 locations in New England. To find a location near you please visit www.thepaperstore.com. The entire collection will also be sold in the Dana-Farber lobby and gift store at 44 Binney Street in Boston, starting 01 November, Monday-Friday, from 10AM until 2PM.

The Jimmy Fund supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research and improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. It is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, and the Variety Children’s Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund (www.jimmyfund.org) save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (www.dana-farber.org) is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. It provides adult cancer care with Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and it provides pediatric care with Children’s Hospital Boston as Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. Dana-Farber is the top ranked cancer center in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report, and one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health grant funding.

Support the WEEI / NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon

Tune in Thursday, 19 August and Friday, 20 August on WEEI Sports Radio Network and New England Sports Network for the ninth annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. Cheer on the Boston Red Sox as they take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Thursday and the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday and help strike out cancer. Listen to or watch the broadcast between 6:00 AM and midnight on both Thursday and Friday.

Striking out cancer

The 36-hour broadcast will feature compelling stories and celebrity guests, as well as emotional ceremonies prior to both Red Sox games during the two-day period. The lineup is packed with interviews with Dana-Farber patients, doctors, researchers and nurses. There will also be special ceremonies with celebrities at both Red Sox games.

Generous support

Last year’s event raised $4.5 million, with gifts coming in from every state in the country. This year we’re looking for Red Sox and Jimmy Fund fans outside of New England to host Radio-Telethon viewing parties as part of our 50 State Challenge. Since 2002, your generous support of this event has raised more than $21 million to support research and care for both children and adults at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. With your help, we can reach our goal of raising $5 million this year.

For more information

Phone (toll-free): (877) 738-1234
E-mail: jimmyfundradiotelethon@dfci.harvard.edu