Central baseball squad launches Strike Out Cancer Campaign

17 Jan

All money raised from the campaign will go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization that has funded more than 200 research projects at more than 65 institutions across the country.

The Dutch baseball program has an alumni connection with cancer research. Adam Duerfeldt, the 2006 Iowa Conference MVP and CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree who led Central to a share of the league title, received the Madison and Lila Self Fellowship to study cancer research at the University of Kansas. He’s a member of the Blagg Research Group at Kansas, an Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation Fellow and a Sanofi-Aventis AFPE Pre-doctoral Fellow. A Duerfeldt essay on what inspired him to choose this career path is at http://central-k-cancer.tumblr.com/.

Central’s Strike Out Cancer Campaign has already been a hit on Twitter and Facebook. On Twitter, @CentralKCancer already has more than 180 followers. Several Major League Baseball players and managers have passed along the campaign message. Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez and Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta have mentioned the campaign on their Twitter accounts.

Those wishing to join the Central College baseball team’s attempt to strike out cancer can visit the campaign website and donate a flat amount, or send an e-mail to stauberj@central.eduwith the desired pledge amount. At the conclusion of the 2012 season an e-mail with a link to the campaign website will be sent to complete the donation.

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Facebook page link

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Central-College-Baseball-Strikeout-Cancer-Campaign/179078898855708

Twitter page

@CentralKCancer

Campaign website

http://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/79608

Blog page

http://central-k-cancer.tumblr.com/

 

http://www.central.edu/athletics/story.cfm?storyID=3908

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