Long before he became the mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh became a cancer survivor.

Diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma as a child, Walsh remembers going to The Jimmy Fund building for the first time and the amazing care and hospitality he and his entire family received.

The 2016 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon will take place Aug. 29 through 30. You can donate and learn more here.

To hear more of Walsh’s story, as seen on NESN’s “Red Sox Gameday Live,” check out the video above.

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