Veteran Major Leaguer McCann and his wife team with the Rally Foundation
Houston Astros veteran catcher Brian McCann has been in the middle of plenty of on-field rallies during his 13-year Major League career, but perhaps the most important one he and his wife, Ashley, have been involved with is the Rally Foundation.
Subaru of America aims to spread some extra love, hope, and warmth in the month of June by coming together with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to reach out to cancer patients across the country. This is the second year in a row that Subaru has chosen to team up with LLS as a charity partner. Last year, the 2016 Subaru Loves to Care initiative was able to reach 30,00
In its first ever appearance at a PGA TOUR event, the Aflac Duck attended the Shell Houston Open this past Saturday. Golf enthusiasts were invited to stop by and meet the Aflac Duck, have their photo taken and send out a tweet at the Aflac Twitter Vending Machine to help Aflac promote its commitment to the treatment and research for childhood cancer.
Painful memories came roaring back earlier this season when doctors informed slugger Freddie Freeman they had discovered a cancerous mole on his back.
The cancer, fortunately, was caught early, successfully removed and he was out of action just two days. His mother, Rosemary, however, wasn’t so lucky. Stage IV melanoma took her life 16 years ago when the slugging first baseman was still in grade school.
"My mom took care of herself and it still happened," he told The Associated Press.
Jose Fernandez is making a pitch this weekend in the fight against pediatric cancer.
The Marlins’ starter was scheduled to attend the third annual Bella’s Ball in Miami on Saturday, a fundraising event for the Live Like Bella Childhood Cancer Foundation he has supported throughout his professional career.
Childhood Cancer is one of the main cause of death for the children, every year 175,000 children are confronted with cancer. The five-year survival rate of children with cancer varies from 10 to 80% depending on the level of resources available in their country. Yet, there are effective therapeutic solutions for the majority of these cancers, if the diagnosis is made early and if the child is correctly taken into care.
Did you know that every 37 minutes, on average, Make-A-Wish® grants a wish to child with a life-threatening medical condition? In 2014 alone, more than 27,000 dedicated volunteers helped grant more than 14,200 wishes – wishes like Madi’s.
Madi, 15, who has cancer, wished to have a modeling portfolio. Madi’s mom, Farnaz, says that the wish experience restored her daughter’s confidence.