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WEEI, NESN go to bat for Jimmy Fund

WEEI, NESN go to bat for Jimmy Fund

BOSTON -- One of the Jimmy Fund's biggest annual fundraisers, the 12th WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon had raised more than $800,000 before game time on Tuesday.

The telethon began at 6 a.m. ET and continues until midnight before starting up again on Wednesday morning. The two-day event raised more than $3.4 million last year, bringing the 11-year total to more than $31 million.

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WEEI radio teamed with NESN in the 36-hour telethon in which compelling stories from Dana-Farber patients, doctors, nurses and guests were shared on air. David Ortiz joined a handful of Red Sox players to make public appearances asking for donations.

The Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research. This year celebrates the 60th anniversary of the relationship between the Jimmy Fund and the Boston Red Sox.

To donate, call 877-738-1234 or online. Donations can also be made by texting KCANCER to 20222 to make a $10 gift.

Jason Mastrodonato is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @jmastrodonato. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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