Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks will be the 2014 Jimmy Fund Rally Against Cancer (SM) spokesplayer, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund announced today.
“We are thrilled that Will Middlebrooks continues to lend his support to Rally Against Cancer with the Jimmy Fund and to our adult and pediatric patients at Dana-Farber,” said Suzanne Fountain, director of the Jimmy Fund. “Thanks to the support of Red Sox players like Will, the Red Sox organization, and the Rally Against Cancer teams of Red Sox Nation, we continue to make strides against cancer.”
The Rally Against Cancer, sponsored by Fan Band, encourages Red Sox fans to partner with their workplaces or schools. At participating businesses or schools, workers or students can donate $5 to be able to “Dress for Sox-cess” by wearing Boston Red Sox gear to work or school on Friday, April 4, when the Sox take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway Park for their home opener. The top fundraising workplace and school (K-12, college, or university) are each eligible for a visit from Middlebrooks, if located within two-hour travel distance from Boston.
All teams that raise $5,000 or more (workplace or school) will be entered to win a visit from Middlebrooks, and the team with the largest number of participants will receive a visit from the 2013 World Series trophy. The full contest rules are posted at RallyAgainstCancer.org.
In eight years, Rally Against Cancer has raised more $3.5 million to support the fight against cancer at Dana-Farber. This year,event organizers hope to raise $525,000.
To start or join a rally team at your workplace or school, visit RallyAgainstCancer.org,
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