Brewers join MLB effort for childhood cancer awareness

PITTSBURGH -- Major League Baseball launched a league-wide effort to raise childhood cancer awareness by dedicating a special "Childhood Cancer Awareness Day" at all ballparks on Friday.

In partnership with Stand Up To Cancer, Major League Baseball encouraged clubs to support this new initiative in commemoration of childhood cancer awareness month through a variety of special efforts. All players, coaches, umpires and grounds crew members will wear gold ribbon decals and wristbands to further promote awareness for childhood cancer.

The Brewers, in conjunction with Gold In September, will host the "#growGOLD Game" at Miller Park on Labor Day this Monday. The event will feature numerous initiatives to raise awareness for research into childhood cancer.

For Monday's game against the Cubs, all players and coaches will sport gold ribbons on their jerseys to promote the cause. In addition, players will be encouraged to wear gold wristbands as part of their uniforms.

George Von Benko is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.