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The 12th annual Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon raised funds for adult and paediatric cancer care and research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute...

The annual event has now raised more than $34 million since its launch in 2002...

The 36 hour fundraising event also celebrated the 60th anniversary in 2013 of the Jimmy Fund and Boston Red Sox fundraising partnership...

Broadcasting live from Fenway Park, home of the The Boston Red Sox, on August 27 and 28, the radio fundraiser featured interviews with Dana-Farber patients...

The Boston based Dana-Farber Institute was launched in 1947 combining adult and child cancer care with cancer research programmes...

The Jimmy Fund is a dedicated charity raising funds for the institute...

As well as cancer patients, and doctors and nurses talking about their experiences, the telethon featured Red Sox players, including David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia and Daniel Nava, and Red Sox President Larry Lucchino, who is a former Dana-Farber patient...

Celebrities, including actor Michael Chiklis, star of the Fantastic Four films, also contributed...

Jeff Brown, of broadcaster Entercom Boston, described: “The outstanding generosity” of listeners...

During both nights of the event, the Red Sox held special on field ceremonies, for example, the Jimmy Fund Chorus, which included past and current Dana-Farber patients, singing the national anthem...

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