College Station, TX – The Texas A&M Baseball team has partnered with Vs. Cancer this season to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer. The fundraiser is lasting throughout the season, but the team will celebrate their efforts on Saturday, February 10, 2018.
In partnership with Vs. Cancer, fifty percent of the money raised will fund national brain tumor research efforts through the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, while the other half goes directly to the pediatric oncology unit at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The Texas A&M Baseball team has already raised $15,000 this season thanks to the generous support of their family and friends.
Shea Costantino, Campaign Manager for Vs. Cancer states, “It is exciting to see the efforts of The Texas A&M Baseball team making an immediate impact at MD Anderson Cancer Center. As college athletes, kids look up to them. They are not only helping local children who are fighting, but are also making a difference for the next child fighting through funding groundbreaking research. With the support of this incredible team, we have made an incredible impact on kids battle cancer nationwide.”
Vs. Cancer was founded in 2012 by childhood brain tumor survivor Chase Jones, who was a collegiate baseball player at the University of North Carolina during the time of his diagnosis. The support of his teammates during treatment was his largest source of strength, which Vs. Cancer now provides to kids across the U.S. by working with college athletic teams.
Vs. Cancer has worked with hundreds of athletes, teams and communities nationwide to fund the comprehensive spectrum of the pediatric cancer battle: from research initiatives across the country to healing programs within local children's hospitals. With the help of their student athletes, Vs. Cancer has raised over $4 million dollars since their inception. The Texas A&M Baseball Program has raised over $76,000 since beginning their partnership with Vs. Cancer in 2014.
To support the team’s fundraising campaign, visit: https://team.curethekids.org/txambaseball2018