From a Radio Broadcast to the Jimmy Fund Blog

“…Now, by the magic of the radio, we are going to span the breadth of the United States and take you right up to the bedside of Jimmy in one of America’s great cities, Boston, Massachusetts and into one of America’s great hospitals…” — Ralph Edwards, May 22, 1948.

Ralph Edwards
In 1948, Ralph Edwards, Host of the top-rated Truth or Consequences radio show, helped raise awareness.

On a national radio broadcast, millions heard 12-year-old cancer patient dubbed, “Jimmy,” visit with his heroes, the Boston Braves, as they stood by his hospital bed. Inspired by Jimmy’s story, contributions from across Boston and the country came in to help buy Jimmy a television so all the pediatric cancer patients could watch the Braves play. Without knowing it then, young Jimmy united a community and launched the Jimmy Fund.

From those first moments on air in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has brought the community together in a joint effort to raise money to end cancer. More than 65 years later, millions of people have joined the Jimmy Fund’s fight against cancer in adults and children at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Your incredible support, and determination to join our mission has become the inspiration for our new blog.

On the Jimmy Fund Blog, you’ll discover fresh information on the following topics:

Please contribute to the Jimmy Fund Blog by leaving a comment below! Which topics interest you most? What would you like to read about here? What inspires you?

Erica Equi
Social Media Coordinator