Fans can support these organizations by purchasing the Pediatric Cancer Awareness ticket package that includes one of the following: a lower baseline box, upper infield box, upper baseline box or upper reserved ticket, an exclusive Detroit Tigers Pediatric cancer Awareness t-shirt and $5 donation to St. Baldrick's Foundation or Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation (fans can make their donation preference at time of package purchase).
All fans attending the game on September 9 are encouraged to wear gold, the official color of pediatric cancer awareness. There will be a variety of special activities along the including face painting, interactive games and educational materials to provide young Tigers fans and their families with a unique entertainment experience.
The Tigers will donate several hundred tickets to patients and families affected by pediatric cancer along with volunteers and staff members from St. Baldrick's and The Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundations.
In conjunction with Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, will sell 500 limited edition custom bow ties. Proceeds from the sale of the bow ties will benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation and the ChadTough Foundation. Beginning in September, bow ties can be purchased by visiting Tigers.com/bowtie.
About St. Baldrick's Foundation
The St. Baldrick's Foundation exists to change the realities of childhood cancer. By working closely with leading pediatric oncologists, the organization determines the most promising research to fund in order to make the greatest impact for children with cancer. The St. Baldrick's Foundation has funded research in 26 countries including all institutions that treat kids with cancer in the U.S.
About Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Established in 2003, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health and healthcare of the children of Michigan. This is accomplished through philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, research, and community benefit programs. The Foundation granted $5.7 million in 2014 for vital pediatric health initiatives. The Foundation is an independent public charity governed by a community board of 29 directors, and is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Learn more at chmfoundation.org.
Major League Baseball's league-wide efforts
For the first time, Major League Baseball will champion a league-wide effort to raise pediatric cancer awareness. Major League Baseball in partnership with Stand Up To Cancer, is committed to eradicating the diseases that brave young people face every day. The league-wide activation will take place on Friday September 2, 2016. Since the Tigers will be on the road on September 2, the club has decided to host its Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night on Friday, September 9, the first game back from the road trip. September ninth is also the date of the fifth biennial telecast of Stand Up to Cancer. Major League Baseball and the 30 clubs will show their support of Stand Up To Cancer by encouraging fans to share their #Reasons2StandUp through their social media platforms.
Detroit Tigers Foundation Custom Bow Ties
During the month of September, the Detroit Tigers Foundation will sell 500 limited edition custom bow ties in recognition of Pediatric Cancer Awareness month. Proceeds from the sale of the bow ties will benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation and the ChadTough Foundation. Chad Carr was the grandson of former University of Michigan Head Football Coach, Lloyd Carr. In the fall of 2015, Chad sadly lost his battle with an inoperable brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma (DIPG). In honor of Chad's favorite color, orange, the bow tie design features a pattern of orange home plates each with a likeness of Chad flexing his muscles. The home plates lay over a blue background, reminiscent of the hundreds of orange balloons released to the blue sky following Chad's celebration of life memorial service. The first 500 Bow Ties are numbered with a gold sticker on the custom Bow Tie box, in honor of Chad's love for stickers and featuring Gold, the color of Childhood Cancer Awareness. Beginning in September, bow ties can be purchased by visiting Tigers.com/bowtie.