Larry Lucchino was named the chairman of The Jimmy Fund in April, and his previous experiences inside their walls helped push him toward the new role.

Lucchino, of course, had a close relationship with The Jimmy Fund via his time as president of the Boston Red Sox, but he's also a former cancer patient himself.

Lucchino joined NESN's Tom Caron on "Red Sox First Pitch" during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Monday to discuss what The Jimmy Fund means to and has done for him and how the Red Sox have played a part.

The 2016 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon takes place Monday and Tuesday. You can give a gift and learn more here.

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