PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Following Sunday's home doubleheader against Cornell, the Brown baseball team remained on the field and held a head-shaving event to support the Vs. Cancer Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer.
The team has already raised nearly $5,000 for the Vs. Cancer Foundation, but it is never too late to make a donation, as the Bears will be accepting contributions throughout the 2014 calendar year. Once on the field, the entire team collectively shaved their heads to get bald in solidarity with kids fighting cancer after raising money and awareness for an important cause. The proceeds directly benefit the Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I. in its research and treatment of childhood cancer.
An organization started by a former collegiate player who fought and is continuing to beat his teenage diagnosis of stage IV Leukemia, the Vs. Cancer Foundation encourages the college baseball community to take a stand by raising both awareness and financial support in this battle.
The Vs. Cancer Foundation is committed to helping children fighting cancer as well as raising funds to continue the necessary research and help create a positive outcome for future cancer patients. Half of all proceeds raised from a Vs. Cancer head-shaving event will go to a local childhood cancer hospital and the remaining monies will fund research at a national level.
For more information or to make a donation to Brown's efforts, please visit brownbears.com.