Lexus of Watertown Returns to Sponsor WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon
Lexus of Watertown, a Greater Boston Lexus dealer, will return this year as a sponsor of the 11th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. The 2012 event is taking place on Aug. 21 and 22 as the Boston Red Sox take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Fenway Park. Spanning 36 hours and two baseball games, the radio-telethon will raise money to support research and care for patients at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Since 2002, the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon has raised more than $28 million in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, including more than $3.3 million last year alone. The broadcast features inspiring stories from patients, doctors, researchers and nurses from Dana-Farber, as well as appeals from celebrity guests and athletes. Vincent Liuzzi, general manager of Lexus of Watertown, will also be on the air on WEEI during the 11 a.m. hour on Wednesday, Aug. 22 to drum up support for the Jimmy Fund and present a donation from the dealership.
"Sponsoring the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon is always one of my favorite events of the year, because it is such a collective effort on the part of Massachusetts businesses, media, celebrities and residents to give back to our community in a very profound way," said Liuzzi. "I'm proud to have the opportunity to add my voice to the many others asking for support for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute."
Dana-Farber was founded in 1947 to care for children with cancer and develop treatments and cures. Today, the institute supports children and adults battling cancer and related diseases, and it is internationally renowned for its research and clinical care. Dana-Farber's principal charity, the Jimmy Fund, was created in 1948 and raises money through donations from people around the world.
"I'd encourage everyone to participate in the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon this year to support the mission of the doctors and researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute," added Liuzzi. "Dana-Farber is changing the lives of cancer patients all over the country and the world, and it's important to uphold their funding so that the research they do and the care they provide can continue."
To make a donation to the Jimmy Fund, call 877-738-1234, text "KCANCER" to 20222 or visithttp://www.jimmyfund.org/eve/event/redsox-radio-telethon/default.html?track=signature-event.
About Lexus of Watertown:
Lexus of Watertown is a recipient of multiple Elite of Lexus awards, given annually to dealerships that showcase overall excellence. They have a wide selection of new and certified pre-owned Lexus models, in addition to an exemplary service department that keeps customers coming back. Easily accessible from MetroWest, the North Shore and the South Shore, Lexus of Watertown is just minutes off the Mass Pike between Route 128 and Route 93. For more information, visit them online at www.lexusofwatertown.com, call them at 888-227-9560, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LexusWatertown, or stop by their showroom at 330 Arsenal Street in Watertown, Mass.