Today and tomorrow, the Red Sox are teaming with WEEI and NESN for the 7th annual Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. Funds collected are given to the Jimmy Fund which benefits the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Red Sox have been connected to this charity since the days of the Splendid Splinter, and last year alone the radio-telethon raised over $3 million. Dana-Farber is a world renowned cancer treatment institute, and its dealings with kids afflicted with cancer takes the main focus of the event. Truly, Dana-Farber does God's work. I had a friend who until his end endlessly praised the work of Dana-Farber. Another friend of mine beat cancer, thanks in large part to Dana-Farber. Whatever one's feelings about the Red Sox as a baseball team, this charity is well worth any donation. In years past (and I assume this year as well), none other than George Steinbrenner would contribute large donations to the Jimmy Fund via this radio-telethon. If you have the time, check out weei.com or nesn.com and make a pledge. Kids with cancer is just about the worst thing in the world . . . we can help the cause.Thanks for the reminder, Tad. To make a gift, go here, or call 1-877-738-1234.
UPDATE: And while we're at it, Jason at IIATMS has a post up about another worthy cause.
UPDATE: Now Jason is making it interesting: make a $100 donation, get a guest post on IIATMS. I would personally like to encourage Red Sox fans to take him up on the offer.