Julie Kramer relives Opening Day experience with Ellen DeGeneres

TV host donates $10K to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Julie Kramer relives Opening Day experience with Ellen DeGeneres

PHILADELPHIA -- Julie Kramer got to relive her Opening Day experience Thursday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Kramer is a cancer survivor from Tabernacle, N.J., who first appeared on the show in December when she discussed her battle with Stage 4 synovial sarcoma. Chase Utley surprised Kramer on the show with Phillies gear and an invitation to attend as many Phillies games as she wished this season.

Kramer threw out the first pitch Monday at Citizens Bank Park.

She told DeGeneres she has started to volunteer and raise money for Striking Out Cancer, which raises money for pediatric cancer at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

DeGeneres donated $10,000 to the hospital.

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