Sunday, January 2, 2011

SPOTLIGHT Cancer Charity of the Day- The Strike 3- Foundation

The Strike 3 Foundation was founded in 2008 by Major League Baseball Player Craig Breslow, current pitcher for the Oakland A’s. The Strike 3 Foundation was created by Breslow to heighten awareness, mobilize support, and raise funds for childhood cancer research.

Cancer hits home for many of us and this was no different for Craig. Fifteen years ago, Craig’s sister was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 14. His sister fought the disease and now lives an unrestricted life as a cancer survivor.

The Strike 3 Foundation provides many fundraising

opportunities. Most recently the Third Annual First Pitch Celebrity Gala was held with $210,000 raised to contribute towards the Yale New Haven Children's Hospital and its first pediatric bone marrow transplantation program.

We encourage you to check out Craig’s Foundation at You can also follow on Twitter at @Strike3Fnd and @CraigBreslow.

Possible Twitterthon

The Strike 3 Foundation is an example of the hundreds of cancer charities that @abolishcancer supports. @abolishcancer hosts Twitterthons to raise money and awareness for cancer charities. Sponsors agree to pay $1 for every new follower that @abolishcancer receives with all proceeds going towards a cancer charity. Sponsorship amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000. Since @abolishcancer began over 14 months ago, $43,000 has been raised for various cancer charities…all by tweeting.

If you are interested in supporting The Strike 3 Foundation or any other cancer charity in a Twitterthon, contact

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