Baseball To Hold “Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day”

WORCESTER, Mass. – On Sunday, April 13, the Holy Cross baseball program will host its second annual "Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day" at Fitton Field during its game versus Navy at 12:00 p.m. The game, sponsored by Holy Cross Cures for Kids and in conjunction with Sherry's House in Worcester, Mass., will feature a ceremonial first pitch thrown out by Jacob Hooker, a seven-year old boy who was diagnosed with a form of leukemia at age four.

Jacob was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January of 2009. His journey lasted over three and a half years where he spent a majority of his time in and out of the hospital. Jacob is now a strong and healthy seven-year old boy in remission. He just ended his first basketball season and will begin baseball in the next few weeks. Sherry's house played a huge role in supporting Jacob through his long and hard journey of leukemia, and still is an important part of his life!

Sherry's House is a place where kids and their families from all over New England can come and receive the support and encouragement they need to fight childhood cancer, together. It proudly serves as Command Central in caring for over 500 existing families, providing them with the social, emotional, logistical, educational, and financial support they need, day in and day out, to overcome childhood cancer.

Cures for Kids, a Holy Cross student group, will be on-site during the game distributing yellow ribbons to all fans in attendance for pediatric cancer awareness. They will also be selling refreshments and holding a 50/50 raffle.

For more information on Sherry's House, visit http://www.whyme.org/