July 7, 2006
Sheryl Crow gives cancer patients a home run visit at Dana-Farber before
performing at Fenway Park
Before entertaining tens of thousands of fans at Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox, cancer survivor Sheryl Crow made a quiet visit today [Friday, July 7] to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, just up the street. Crow was successfully treated for breast cancer earlier this year. The nine-time Grammy Award winner wanted to give back to those fighting the disease today. She met with women and doctors at Dana-Farber's Women's Cancers Center and she visited children with cancer in the Jimmy Fund Clinic. The visit was unannounced, so it was a surprise of a lifetime to those waiting for appointments or receiving chemotherapy to have the slim musician walk up and say, "Hi, I'm Sheryl." The Jimmy Fund, which supports cancer care and research at Dana-Farber, has been an official charity of the Red Sox since 1953.