Help strike out cancer!

I’m pretty sure everyone will agree on this: The Jimmy Fund is an absolutely amazing organization to get involved with.

Their 9th Annual Radio-Telethon was held this past week and raised close to 3 million dollars for the Dana-Farber Institute. The Radio-Telethon started on Thursday and ended Friday night with the Red Sox vs. Blue Jays game (which I so luckily got to attend!)

Meredith Viera (Today Show) and Maura Tierney (most famous for ER) threw out the first pitch. Both ladies have personally been touched by cancer – Meredith’s husband has battled colon cancer twice and Maura just finished treatment after having a tumor removed from her breast.

This was a wonderful, successful event and I was so happy to be a part of it!

Pictures from the game:

Absolut Club

Beer please

Most delicious

A beautiful night for a game!

Meredith Viera!

The Jimmy Fund!

Now, next weekend is another big one for The Jimmy Fund! Next Sunday, August 29th (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) is Fantasy Day at Fenway Park. Another fun, creative way to get the community together and help raise money to kick cancer’s butt – it’s going to be great!

So here’s the deal: those who will be participating in events on the field have been working hard and fund raising big time in order to make that happen. You may not be able to get on the field but, if you have fan zone tickets you’re able to enjoy activities in the concourse and throughout the stands, including accuracy and fast pitch challenges, batting cages, face painting, park tours and more!” (including contests!)

Fantasy Day at Fenway sounds like a perfect day to me (I’m slightly obsessed with batting cages…) And I hope it sounds perfect to you as well because I’m giving away Fan Zone tickets!! I’ll pick four winners this Friday, August 27th – each winner will receive two tickets – woopwoop!

To enter, please:

1. Comment on this post letting us know either: A. why you love the Red Sox and/or B. what’s your favorite baseball memory?

2. Tweet about this giveaway (with this link: and follow @thedailycraic as well as @TheJimmyFund

Bonus entry! Become a fan of the daily craic as well as The Jimmy Fund Fantasy Day on Facebook.

Thanks in advance for your entries! Good luck! See ya at Fenway!

If you want toย  support a participant, click here.

FAQ here.

The 28th Annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl!

Ice cream is one of my favorite things in the world. I think many people would agree.

Donating money to a great cause is another one of my favorite things in the world. I also think people would agree with this.

Outdoor summer activities, yep, they’re another one of my favorite things. I’m going with the fact that you’re nodding your head right now.

80’s cover band, might be my TOP favorite thing. I’m going to assume it’s yours too.

Free things are also on the list of favorites. Bet they’re on yours too.

Close your eyes. Imagine all of these wonderful things together in one place. No you’re not in heaven, but you’re close. Open your eyes. Get in your car or hop on the T and head to City Hall Plaza. Pay your way and enter into the world of happiness, ice cream and 80s tunes. Come together and join the community in order to benefit the Jimmy Fund at their 28th annual Scooper Bowl. All proceeds go towards cancer care and research for adults and children at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tell your friends and family! Bring everyone! Try over 30 flavors, like I aim to! (and yes, my sister’s wedding is in a month…I like to live my life on the edge…) Check the Jimmy Fund/Scooper Bowl out on Facebook and on Twitter.

Tickets sold online as well as at the door. $8 – ages 10 and up, $4 – ages 3 to 9, FREE 3 and under. $15 for a Scooper Pass, enter up to 3 times during the event. The Scooper Bowl goes from Tuesday, June 8th – Thursday, June 10th from 12pm – 8pm.

Tomorrow, Wednesday – the AMAZING 80’s cover band, Fast Times will be performing at the Scooper Bowl from 5:30 to 8:00pm (thanks Nicole!!) Another GREAT reason to go. :)

But for one lucky craic reader, you and a guest are going FOR FREE!!! All you have to do is follow @thedailycraic and @TheJimmyFund on Twitter and comment on this post letting me know why you’d like to go to the Scooper Bowl. Or you could follow both of us and tweet about why you’d like to go (don’t forget to include @thedailycraic and @TheJimmyFund in your tweets please) Winner announced this evening, so get moving folks!

Good luck!

Winner winner chicken dinner

We’ve made it to Amsterdam. No not the Netherlands. New York. Today is the lovely Mrs. Temple’s birthday, so we’re up at her fathers house visiting for the weekend! So A – Happy birthday Mrs. T! and B – woopwoop for the weekend, should be a good one. :)

I don’t have much to say about last nights game. It wasn’t pretty. The Celtics did not look like they want to win. Where was the effort? Where was their enthusiasm?

*Sidenote* It was funny that Chris Rock got in trouble for his sideline interview during the game. So many famous people at the game – are they even fans? I’m a fan! Can I have your court side ticket? Please? Note to Adam Sandler – you’re from NH, you should have had some Celtics gear on, FYI.

I truly (madly, deeply) hope they play better (way better) on Sunday. Say a prayer, cross your fingers, pet your lucky rabbit foot. Do what you gotta do people, because we need to BEAT L A !

On a happier note, it’s time to announce the winner of a FABULOUS pair of CitySlips!!! Who will it be?

That my friends is @aeparker on Twitter who tweeted about the giveaway! Please send me your information – name, address, whether you’d like small, medium or large and whether you’d like black, gold or silver.ย  You can email that to and your CitySlips will magically appear. Congratulations!

Special thanks to everyone who entered! I really appreciate it. Hopefully we’ll have another GREAT giveaway coming up soon! Stay tuned…

On another CitySlips note, they have some exciting news – Cravings Boutique in Wayne, NJ is now carrying these amazing ballet flats! So women of Jersey and New York alike, get your tired, hurtin’ feet to Cravings and treat yourself to a pair of these ‘FUNK-tional’ flats will you?

Things to do –

The Jimmy Fund’s 28th annual Scooper Bowl is next week!

When: Tuesday, June 8th – Thursday, June 10th

Where: City Hall Plaza in Boston

Ticket Prices: Ages 10 and up – $8
Ages 3-9 – $4
Kids under 3 – free
Scooper Pass – $15 to enter up to three times during the event

Why: 30 delicious ice cream flavors to try all the while supporting cancer care and research for both adults and children at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Need I say more?

I’ve just learned about ‘Portsmouth Friday Nights’ and I want to go. This awesome city hosts tax-free shopping in local boutiques and galleries (which stay open late for the event) with musicians playing outside and some food to nibble on. Every Friday through Columbus Day so you have plenty of time to plan your little trip up to the great NH. Enjoy!