The Abington Police Department would
like to thank the following local businesses.

Blockbuster Video
Stop & Shop
Bemis Drug
Old Towne News
Mary Lou's News - Bedford St.
Mary Lou's News - Washington St.
Mobil Gas - Bedford St. and Randolph St.
Emmy's Deli

The Jimmy Fund canisters were placed at these businesses in town by Chief Majenski on
behalf of the Mass Chiefs of Police Association in an effort to raise money for the treatment
of cancer. The total amount that was collected was $406.06.

 


The Story Behind the Jimmy Fund

From his first radio broadcast that launched the Jimmy Fund in the late 1940s to his
countless recent appearances at Jimmy Fund events, Einar Gustafson - the Jimmy Fund's original "Jimmy" - was an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of people throughout New England.
Jimmy's story began in 1948, when Gustafson was a 12-year-old patient of Dr. Sidney
Farber, founder of the Children's Cancer Research Foundation (eventually renamed
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) and a pioneer of modern chemotherapy.
Dubbed "Jimmy" to protect his privacy, Gustafson was selected to speak on Ralph Edwards' national radio program, "Truth or Consequences," which was broadcast from the boy's
hospital room. The appeal, aired across the nation on May 22, 1948, generated more than $200,000 in one year to support Dr. Farber's research - and the Jimmy Fund was born.

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