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Give now to strike out cancer

Support lifesaving cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and help the Jimmy Fund conquer cancer.


About the Radio-Telethon

Tune in August 20 and 21 to hear stories of inspiration and hope from Dana-Farber patients, family members, doctors, and nurses as they join athletes and local celebrities at the 18th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by Arbella Insurance Foundation. This 36-hour live broadcast at Fenway Park covers two Boston Red Sox games, advances Dana-Farber’s lifesaving mission, spreads awareness of cancer research and care, and makes a difference in the lives of patients today while advancing tomorrow’s research.

The event began as a Radiothon in 2002, when WEEI Sports Radio Network teamed up with the Jimmy Fund and Boston Red Sox for a daylong broadcast to support Dana-Farber.

The next year, New England Sports Network (NESN) joined the cause, and the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon was born.

Thanks to these long-standing media partnerships, the Boston Red Sox, and donors like you, the Radio-Telethon has raised a cumulative total of more than $53 million to support Dana-Farber.

Ways to Give

Make a one-time donation, sign up for recurring monthly gifts, or join President’s Circle to give annually and help the Jimmy Fund strike out cancer.

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Dana-Farber patients at Fenway Park

Host a Fundraiser

Inspire your coworkers, friends, and family to give to the Jimmy Fund this summer through an online fundraiser. Have fun while supporting a great cause.

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2018 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon recap video

Stories of Courage and Hope

In 2018, we heard inspirational stories from dozens of Dana- Farber patients, their family members, and doctors and researchers. Watch some of these highlights and tune in to WEEI and NESN in August to learn more about the impact of your giving. Donate today to further our lifesaving mission.


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