Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Larry Lucchino Is Named Chairman Of The Jimmy Fund

Former Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino has been named Chairman of The Jimmy Fund—the principal charity of Boston's world-renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A one-time cancer patient himself, Lucchino will become the charity's "lead ambassador and public face". After leaving the Red Sox, Lucchino became co-owner of the team's AAA Pawtucket, Rhode Island franchise. From time to time over the years, FN's been critical of Lucchino's handling of Red Sox affairs—but he was always an articulate and forceful advocate of ownership activities. From our perch in the Section 25 Grandstands, we would often see Larry randomly handing out team memorabilia—like a hat or a baseball—to a little kid in the crowd. Said Lucchino of his new role: "I want to deepen my connection with this remarkable organization which is on the front lines in the battle against cancer, and I am eager to expand the important work of raising awareness, more funds, and support to help us treat, research, and conquer this miserable disease." We are certain that he will be a powerful and positive force at The Jimmy Fund for years to come. Best of luck, Larry!