Arbella Insurance Foundation Returns As Presenting Sponsor of 2017 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon

Foundation Celebrates 10th Year of Partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

QUINCY, Mass., August 15, 2017 –The Arbella Insurance Foundation is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 16th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, a two-day event at Fenway Park in support of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a world leader in adult and pediatric cancer care and research. Along with its presenting sponsorship, Arbella’s Foundation will make a generous gift of $100,000 to the Jimmy Fund.

Throughout its 10-year relationship, The Arbella Insurance Foundation has contributed more than $764,881 to Dana-Farber as part of the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. This year’s $100,000 contribution also supports several initiatives to engage the community in this important fundraising campaign, including:

  • “Let’s Strike Out Cancer” campaign: The Arbella Foundation will give $50 for each strike out thrown by a Red Sox pitcher.
  • Jimmy Fund “like” campaign: The Foundation will donate $5 to the Jimmy Fund for every “like” Arbella’s Jimmy Fund Facebook posts receive, up to $5,000
  • Matching gifts: The Foundation will match every gift made by an Arbella employee and any of its independent agents throughout southern New England.

“Our entire Arbella team is committed to supporting the Jimmy Fund in its work to fight cancer through Dana-Farber,” said John Donohue, chairman, president and CEO of the Arbella Insurance Group and chairman of the Arbella Insurance Foundation. “Cancer has impacted countless members of our Arbella family and we are lucky to have such a renowned cancer institute as Dana-Farber right here in Boston. We are all proud to support Dana-Farber and its unmatched commitment to patients.”

Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has supported the fight against cancer in children and adults at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dana-Farber supports more than 380,000 patient visits a year, is involved in some 700 clinical trials, and is internationally renowned for its blending of research and clinical excellence. Last year’s Radio-Telethon raised more than $3.5 million, and since 2002, the event has generated more than $40 million to help raise the chances of survival for cancer patients worldwide.

The 36-hour broadcast begins at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15 and will feature inspirational stories from Dana-Farber patients, doctors, researchers and nurses. The Radio-Telethon also showcases interviews and commentaries by local sports heroes on the WEEI Sports Radio Network, heard in Boston on 93.7 FM, and on NESN throughout New England and nationally via NESN National.

To help drive out cancer during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by the Arbella Insurance Foundation, call 877-738-1234. For more information or to contribute online, visit

About the Arbella Insurance Group and the Arbella Insurance Foundation

Established in 1988, the Arbella Insurance Group ( is a company with over $850 million in revenue with over $1 billion in assets, headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. Arbella is a customer-focused regional property and casualty insurance company, providing personal and business insurance in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and business insurance in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Arbella Insurance Group founded the Arbella Insurance Foundation in 2004. The mission of Arbella’s Foundation is to engage in activities and to support not-for-profit organizations that have a significant positive impact on the people and communities served by Arbella. 

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Christine Williamson

Greenough Communications