The Seattle Mariners will join Major League Baseball and all MLB Clubs in a league-wide effort to support life-saving research into the causes and cures for cancers that affect children on "Childhood Cancer Awareness Day" at Safeco Field on Friday, September 2.
The Mariners are partnering with G1ve A Buck Fund to raise awareness and research funds for Seattle Children's Hospital's highly successful immunotherapy trial, Strong Against Cancer. Through a special online-only offer, fans can get a Mariners G1ve A Buck Night T-shirt and refreshments at a special pregame event and make a donation to the G1ve A Buck Fund. Tickets are $38 for View Level and $58 for Main Level. The deadline to purchase tickets through this offer is Thursday, September 1 at 5:00 p.m., only at Mariners.com/GABFund.
In partnership with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), MLB has encouraged Clubs to support this new initiative in commemoration of childhood cancer awareness month through a variety of special activations. On September 2, all Major League players, coaches, umpires and grounds crew members will wear gold ribbon decals and wristbands to further promote awareness for childhood cancer, which is the leading cause of death by disease in children aged 15 and under in the United States. Every year, an estimated 250,000 new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide.
MLB Advanced Media will coordinate a digital effort to increase exposure of this effort by placing information and editorial features on MLB.com, Club sites and MLBCommunity.org.
MLB and Clubs have supported the fight against cancer over the years. As Stand Up To Cancer's founding donor, Major League Baseball has provided both financial support (nearly $40 million) and countless opportunities to build the Stand Up To Cancer grassroots movement by encouraging fans around the world to get involved. MLB has recognized SU2C for the past six years during the World Series. Recent Club activations have included special gold pediatric cancer awareness batting practice t-shirts, online campaigns to empower fans to become fundraisers for pediatric cancer research and donations to local children's hospitals. Previous league-wide efforts included a $1 million donation to the CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation.