It is that time of year again, when the wonderful people associated with baseball, make a difference in trying to exterminate the terrible disease of cancer. If you are willing, please take the time and contribute anything, from a quarter to whatever you can.
Most of us have been affected by this terrible disease, either directly or indirectly. The stories that these cancer patients, survivors, and family members are heartwarming / heartbreaking all at the same time, but immensely amazing. If you can’t contribute, please take the time to listen. We all can make a difference, and even a little bit of a difference matters.
Me? I am not associated with WEEI/NESN/Red Sox other than being a fan. However, I have tried to contribute in some way in each of the 7 previous telethons. Sometimes, it was just buying a T-shirt. Other times it was donating my tips from working the games during the days of the telethon. Other times it was saying a prayer for the patients, families, and doctors who have to go through this fight. My mother has overcome colon cancer, but that is not the only motivation. Hearing the children speak, the parents speak, or the doctors speak about this call me to action. Eventhough it leaves a tear in your eye, or a heavy heart. A difference is really bing made. I mean just check this out:
Amazingly, a couple of years later he came back and sang the anthem again. This time, after his rendition, he dropped the mic and took an impromptu (he was egged on earlier in the day talking on the radio, so maybe it ended up being planned, but I am not sure) run around the bases. What a moment that was, and I’m not sure there was a dry eye in the ball park.
Thank you for letting me plug this and GO JIMMY FUND!