Famed Ortiz 'Yankee curse' jersey to be auctioned off to benefit Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund
Auction to benefit Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund,
which supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research
The now famous David Ortiz replica Red Sox jersey that was chipped
from beneath two feet of cement in the new Yankee Stadium is available
for auction on eBay. The auction will benefit the Jimmy Fund, which
supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber
Cancer Institute in Boston.
The auction will run for seven days until Thursday Apr. 24, 12:30 pm
ET. The online auction address is www.jimmyfund.org/jersey.
The jersey was placed in wet cement during the construction of the
new stadium by a construction worker and an ardent Red Sox fan who hoped
to curse the Yankees. The Yankees learned about the shirt, dug it up
and donated it to the Jimmy Fund.
"We want to thank the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox for
their ongoing support of the Jimmy Fund and the work we do," said Mike
Andrews, chairman of the Jimmy Fund and former Red Sox second baseman.
"When it comes to cancer, we’re all on the same team."
The Jimmy Fund (www.jimmyfund.org)
supports the fight against cancer at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer
Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for children and
adults with cancer around the world. Since 1948, the generosity of
millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives by
furthering cancer research and care.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (www.dana-farber.org)
is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is
among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States.
It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
(DF/HCC), designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National