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Through tomorrow October 17, Major League Baseball and Louisville Slugger have teamed up to help raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer.
Louisville Slugger, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, has produced 31 gold bats stamped with the childhood cancer awareness ribbon, one for every MLB club and the MLB Network. All 31 gold MLB Louisville Slugger bats, autographed by members of each club and MLB Network talent, are for auction on mlb.com/goldbat through Oct. 17. Funds raised will support Stand Up To Cancer.
“Cancer is a leading cause of death among children,” said Louisville Slugger Brand Manager Joey Nowak. “Our brand exists because of kids and baseball, so Louisville Slugger is joining Major League Baseball in stepping up to the plate to help find a cure for pediatric cancers.”
As the mom of 2 boys, I can’t think of a better cause to support. I am so blessed that my boys are healthy, but I know that so many children have cancer. In fact, did you know that cancer is a leading cause of death among children? Statistics show pediatric cancer knows no bounds. It cuts across all ages, ethnic groups and socio-economic groups. Every day more than 40 children in the U.S. learn they have cancer. Twelve percent of these children will not survive.
I am honored to help promote this wonderful cause and to bring awareness to pediatric cancer. Would you consider helping?
“Our hope is that the gold pediatric-cancer Louisville Slugger bats will bring a huge amount of awareness and funds for the cause so that medical advances will continue, and more children can and will survive,” Nowak said.
Louisville Slugger and MLB have a long history of working together to fight cancer. Since 2006, they’ve promoted the annual Mother’s Day Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer initiative where MLB players swing pink bats. Hundreds of those game-used pink bats have been auctioned over the past 13 seasons to benefit Stand Up To Cancer and other charities focused on cancer research and care.
GO HERE to learn more info of this amazing cause and to see how you can donate.