Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ON PHOTOS ~ The Shrine and Jimmy...



Click HERE to read more about our visit to The Shrine where we could reach out and touch The Babe.



We don't want to get too wordy here, but it is for a good cause. Here is a bonus photo from Cooperstown of Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester's cleats from his No-Hitter in 2008. It is pretty hard to pitch a complete game without allowing the other team to get a hit. But it touched the hearts of every fan watching because the most impressive part of the evening was that Lester had come back after missing the entire previous season battling cancer. Lester was 22 years old and at the beginning of a bright career in the fall of 2006 when a routine exam after a fender bender revealed that he had a rare form of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Lester was treated by the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and made a full recovery.

Dana Farber is ranked 5th in the country for Cancer Hospitals. They have a clinic called The Jimmy Fund which specializes in pediatric cancer. That is a brave thing to specialize in because it is hard to look at bald kids with terminal illnesses. The Red Sox have been partners with The Jimmy Fund for over 50 years as their official charity. The Jimmy Fund's annual telethon/radiothon takes place this Thursday and Friday in conjunction with the Red Sox, TV partner NESN, and radio partner WEEI. We have 3 people dear to us fighting cancer and 2 more that we have just gotten to know through the blogging community. We will be donating with them in mind. Please click on this link to make a donation to help The Jimmy Fund reach their goal of $5 million in the span of 2 days. It is our best chance for finding a cure for cancer of all ages so that young kids can follow in Jon Lester's shoes and make their own dreams come true.



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5 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

Is that like a wax replica or a picture? Whatever it is, it looks REAL. Don't worry about the words on Wordless Wednesday. I've had not so Wordless Wednesdays for awhile now. Some pictures need words!

Janet said...

I think at MGH the children's cancer area is separate from the adults area...sigh...

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

My husband is a Red Sox fan so knew about John Lester. I think that's wonderful that he recovered and can play again!

kaye said...

interesting, I also checked out your post on attractions about the hall of fame

otin said...

...hitting the link!