ADRIAN, Mich.--More children die from cancer in the United States than any other disease. Adrian College Baseball has teamed up with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's Vs. Cancer program to change this.
Throughout the season, the team is raising awareness and funds for local kids with cancer, and they will celebrate their efforts on May 3rd during their home game against Hope College. Started by pediatric brain cancer survivor and former collegiate baseball player Chase Jones, Vs. Cancer empowers any sports team, any athlete, and any community to help kids with cancer. As a signature fundraising campaign of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Vs. Cancer proceeds help fund child life programs in local hospitals and groundbreaking research to cure pediatric brain tumors, the deadliest childhood cancer.
In partnership with Vs. Cancer, the Adrian College baseball team has selected the pediatric oncology unit at Toledo Children's Hospital to receive a portion of the funds they raise.
"We are excited to do a small part to help find a cure and give children hope," stated Adrian head coach Craig Rainey. "We ask the entire Bulldog Baseball Nation to get behind this and help us reach our goals. If we can help make a young person's life better, it is well worth it."
Bob McNamara, director of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's Central region, understands how vital these athletes are to the nonprofit's mission. "We applaud the efforts and generous spirit of Adrian College's Baseball team! Vs. Cancer wasn't just built by athletes for athletes. We were started by a pediatric brain cancer survivor, and we see every day how important family support and research are for children to thrive. With the support of this incredible team, we're fighting for healthier, happier futures for these kids!"
Visit team.curethekids.org/adriancollegebaseball2019 to learn more about the Adrian College Baseball team's fundraising efforts.
About the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
As the world's leading nonprofit dedicated to children and teens with brain tumors, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's mission is to care for families along their journey, cure all childhood brain tumors, and help survivors and families thrive. In 2016 the Vs. Cancer Foundation merged with the PBTF and now is a signature fundraising campaign of the nonprofit. Since 1991, the PBTF has funded and partnered with organizations to fund more than $44 million in research to increase survivorship, improve quality of life, and ultimately eliminate pediatric brain tumors. We also provide emotional support, information, resource referrals, and other free services to families, including emergency financial assistance, peer support, and college and vocational scholarships. In addition to Vs. Cancer, the PBTF hosts Ride for Kids and Starry Night. Call 800-253-6530 or visit www.curethekids.org/mission to join us in our mission to Care. Cure. Thrive.
--Dave Mays, Vs. Cancer Campaign Manager (Email: email@example.com; Phone: 219-306-3126)