Thursday, October 25, 2012

31 Days - Day 23

Brother Goose asked us tonight, "what is the World Series?"  His question came because for the past several nights, we've had baseball games on the TV.  A rare occurrence in our house (both the TV being on and baseball).  My family has always been San Francisco Giants fans, while I'm not the biggest TV baseball fan, I like to stay informed on the "big" games.

I have been telling you about the NFL and how they've taken breast cancer awareness seriously this month, but they are not the only professional team Standing Up to Cancer (SU2C)!  Major League Baseball  has dedicated game one of the World Series to advancing the fight against the disease.  In fact, MLB will be dedicating the first four games of the series to raising awareness of different causes.

A highlight of the dedicated game included:

During the game, players and fans held up signs with names of people who have been affected by the disease.

What a powerful moment to see all of the signs.  To know there were thousands of stories behind each sign.  To know that there were thousands of loved ones behind each sign.  To know that there were many loved ones lost who's name were on signs.

Major League Baseball was a founding member of SU2C and since its inception in 2008, the league has donated $30 million dollars!  Can I get a woo-hoo!?!

Never heard of Stand Up 2 Cancer?  It's a charitable organization that was started in the entertainment industry.  Their slogan is: 
"This is where the end of cancer begins: when we unite in one unstoppable movement and Stand Up To Cancer."
Check out there website too see all of the great things, SU2C has got going on and how you might be able to help the cause.

Always ~ Momma Goose

Oh, and GOOOO SF Giants! :)

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