PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For the second straight year, the Brown baseball team will be joining forces with much of the rest of the collegiate baseball community in the fight against childhood cancer. Brown will partner with the Vs. Cancer Foundation in a head-shaving event following the doubleheader against Cornell on Sunday, April 6 at Murray Stadium.
Following the doubleheader against Cornell, the Bears will show their solidarity with the children and their families touched by cancer by shaving their heads. While this is only symbolic of the struggle these kids go through, the money raised through this foundation directly goes to support both national research and the pediatric cancer ward at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I.
An organization started by a former collegiate player who fought and is continuing to beat his teenage diagnosis of stage IV Leukemia, the Vs. Cancer Foundation encourages the college baseball community to take a stand by raising both awareness and financial support in this battle.
Fans and supporters of the cause are encouraged to donate through the Vs. Cancer Foundation at vs-cancer.org. To donate directly through Brown baseball, click HERE. The donation site will remain active through December 31, 2014.
The Vs. Cancer Foundation is committed to helping children fighting cancer as well as raising funds to continue the necessary research and help create a positive outcome for future cancer patients. Half of all proceeds raised from a Vs. Cancer head-shaving event will go to a local childhood cancer hospital and the remaining monies will fund research at a national level.
For more information or to make a donation to Brown's efforts, please click the links at the top of this page.