96.9 Boston Talks Holds Radio-thon for Fisher House Boston

January 6, 2011

96.9 Boston Talks, Michael Graham and Jay Severin hosted an eight hour radio-thon at Simon Mall’s South Shore Plaza in Braintree raising almost $70,000 to support Fisher House Boston, a home away from home for New England families of wounded and ill veterans.

The radio-thon took place on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 from 10 am until 6 pm and featured stories from troops and their families with the help of Fisher House.  In addition, Michael Graham and Jay Severin were joined by Kenneth Fisher, Chairman and CEO of the Fisher House Foundation.  They were also be joined by other supporters of Fisher House including Senator Scott Brown and Senator John Kerry, Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, Gary Sinise, Rudy Guiliani, Mike Ditka, and Oliver North, among others.  Individuals wanting to donate called in during the radio-thon.

Michael has worked with the Fisher House for many years and says, “The Fisher House gives people across New England the chance to show their love and support for our military directly, by building wounded soldiers and vets this special home here in Boston.”  He continues, “I’ve traveled to Iraq, Kuwait, Germany and across America in support of our military, and the one thing active duty service members have told me again and again is that they appreciate the work we’ve done on behalf of Fisher House.”

Money raised from the radio-thon will help support Fisher House Boston, a facility featuring 20 suites, a common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining room, a living room with a library, and toys for children. Fisher Houses and the Fisher House Foundation play a crucial role in helping veterans recover from the serious wounds they have suffered.  Fisher Houses enable family members to be close to their loved ones during hospitalization and gives them a safe, comfortable, home-like environment, making it easier for them to participate in the care and recovery of their loved ones.

For more information, please contact Heidi Raphael, VP Communication, at 781.348.8612