2022 Event Recap
Watch some of our favorite stories from last year’s WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by Arbella Insurance to learn how your support makes a difference in the lives of these patients, their families, and many others. Tune in this August to hear from more Dana-Farber patients who are defying cancer each day.
$3.5 MILLION RAISED
FROM MORE THAN 12,000 DONORS
2,500 DONOR CALLS
DURING THE LIVE EVENT
200 LIVE GUESTS
INCLUDING PATIENTS, DOCTORS, AND CELEBRITIES
In 2021, Sunny had a bad cough and difficulty breathing. After two months of doctor visits, a CAT scan revealed a tumor in her lungs and she was soon diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. She shared her experience in 2022 alongside her doctor, David Barbie, MD, who Sunny says treats her like family every time she is at Dana-Farber.
Violet and her parents, Lucy and Brian, joined NESN in 2022 to share her experience with Wilms tumor. Violet was diagnosed in May 2022 and she loves going to the Jimmy Fund Clinic and helping her nurses with her port and labs. She loves to play on swings, go for walks, and play pretend with her doctor kit!
Chuck was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer in 2015, when he was 48. Dedicated father of four, he was joined during the 2022 broadcast by his oldest daughter, Kayla, who was inspired by her dad’s treatment to come work at Dana-Farber. An advocate for kidney cancer research, he says he is “living proof” of the power of research conducted at the Institute.