2021 Event Recap

A Dana-Farber Jimmy Fund Clinic patient and her mom at Fenway Park

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 23 – 24 to hear from more Dana-Farber patients who are defying cancer each day.

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$3.8 MILLION RAISED

FROM MORE THAN 12,000 DONORS

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3,700 DONOR CALLS

DURING THE LIVE EVENT

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150 LIVE GUESTS

INCLUDING PATIENTS, DOCTORS, AND CELEBRITIES

Frame from 2021 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon recap video featuring Zara and her family

ZARA, 4

Zara and her parents share their experience after she was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in November 2020, following some aches and pains. She loves to read, draw, dress up, and play with her cousins!

KATIE, 49

Katie, who was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer at 49, discusses what it was like to be diagnosed with colon cancer at such a young age, while her oncologist, Kimmie Ng, MD, MPH, shares updates on the instances of colon cancer in young people and the research currently underway.

Frame from 2021 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon recap video featuring Katie and Dr. Ng
Frame from 2021 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon recap video featuring Thayer and his family

THAYER, 3

Thayer was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Langerhans cell histiocytosis, a cancer of the jaw and ribs, in May 2019. He finished treatment in 2020 and loves to give back for the Jimmy Fund and other kids.

ABBEY, 27

Abbey shared her experience of being diagnosed with stage IV head and neck cancer in 2021, alongside Glenn Hanna, MD, her Dana-Farber oncologist, who touches on the research and care advances made at Dana-Farber thanks to philanthropic support.

Frame from 2021 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon recap video featuring Abbey and Dr. Hanna