College baseball players, coaches and administrators need to check out the nonprofit organization started by Alex Paluka, The Cure Baseball. Their mission is to use the game of baseball as a vehicle to raise support and awareness for all types of cancer. The support they raise helps aid cancer research performed at cancer centers affiliated with college and university medical schools. They also give aid to families across the country who are especially struggling with their own personal battle against cancer.
This season The Cure Baseball has started a new ”Stick It To Cancer Campaign”. The campaign uses small helmet stickers placed on the back of teams’ helmets as a visual sign of support for every man, women and child battling any and all types of cancer.
Sadly there are few people who haven’t been affected by cancer in some way, shape or form. It is estimated that in 2012 alone there were nearly 1.7 million new cancer diagnosis throughout the United States, which is almost more than the entire population of Nebraska. Also in 2012, 577,190 courageous cancer fighters lost their battle with cancer, a number larger than the entire population of Wyoming. Alex’s personal connection with cancer started in 1995 when his mom was first diagnosed with breast cancer. After three separate diagnoses, multiple surgeries and hundreds of rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, her battle ultimately ended on December 26, 2001.
If you would like to take part in the Stick It To Cancer Campaign all they are asking for is a $30.00 donation to help cover the cost of the stickers. If you have questions contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call at 317-517-3518.
You can also find out more information about The Cure Baseball on their website, www.thecurebaseball.org.