VIDEO: Ethan Zohn Raising Dollars for Cancer

09/24/2009 at 01:00 PM EDT



In his latest video diary, taped before he learned that he would require a second, more-intense round of treatment for cancer, Ethan Zohn is pumped up, feeling good, and back on his home turf in Massachusetts – raising money for cancer at Fenway Park in Boston.

"Tonight is the Jimmy Fund night ... to support the Dana Farber Cancer Institute," he says. "It's gonna be a fun night, it's gonna be pretty awesome, and I'm psyched to be back in Boston!"


Zohn, still bald from three months of chemotherapy aimed at knocking out the Hodgkin's lymphoma he was diagnosed with last April, made the trip before learning that the chemo wasn't enough. Earlier this month, Zohn began two new rounds of in-patient chemotherapy that will be followed by radiation and an intense stem-cell replacement therapy – a process that will keep him in the hospital for 30 days straight come December.

Pledging since spring to raise awareness while educating and inspiring people through his fight against the disease, Zohn had already lent his voice to Katie Couric's Stand Up To Cancer and Lance Armstrong's LiveStrong before throwing his support behind the Jimmy Fund. That's part of the reason he's been nominated for GQ's 2009 Better Man Better World award – a contest that could win Zohn $10,000 that he has already pledged to donate to cancer charities. (To vote for Ethan, click here!)

"Check it out everyone," Zohn says, standing in front of a tote board showing just how much money the event is bringing in for cancer. "They've already raised more than $900,000 and the game hasn't even started yet. I'm gonna personally bring that up over a million bucks."

For more on Ethan's ongoing battle with cancer, keep coming back to PEOPLE.com

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