Sully's Donates $10,000 to the Jimmy Fund from Believe In Boston t-shirt sales!
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When we heard that Jerry Remy was facing another fight with cancer, we were moved to do something. This is a cause dear to our hearts - as a two time presenting sponsor of Rally For the Jimmy Fund, we've been involved first hand. We've met with the doctors at Dana Farber. We've sat with many of the patients and heard their stories. So like we have many times in the past, we created a spontaneous "Believe In Boston" t-shirt with the plan of donating the profits from their sale. We had a great response, and last week managed to donate $5,000 to the MGH Cancer Center, where Jerry has been receiving treatment. We were super proud of that, and earlier this week after making the donation, retired the shirt. A few days passed, and Red Sox manager Alex Cora wore the tee on NESN during his pre-game interview. The Jimmy Fund Telethon people took notice, and featured the shirt during the game broadcast. We became inundated with requests for the tee - so we turned it back on, knowing it would allow us to make an even bigger donation to the Jimmy Fund. In less than 24 hours, we were able to call our friends at the Jimmy Fund and let them know we were going to stop by the Telethon with a check for $10,000! In this photo by Billie Weiss, Sully's founder Chris Wrenn is seen presenting Associate Vice President of the Jimmy Fund Suzanne Fountain with a ceremonial check at Fenway Park, which was made possible by the many people who supported our "Believe In Boston" t-shirt effort. Thank you!
**This t-shirt has been retired. It was a spontaneous offering made at the request of a member of the Remy Report. We reached out to Jerry Remy's business partner through multiple channels and were unable to get a response, so we made our first two donations in Jerry's name and will be making a third this week as the final wave of sales settle, and have retired the tee. If we can coordinate something with his camp we'd love to make it available again, but in the meantime we understand they have more pressing concerns and we're going to respect their privacy.***