Worcester Red Sox Go Gold Recognizing Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

By Tiffany Williams – 

September is here and there is no better way to remind us that summer is not yet over than some Minor League Baseball, which brings communities together around the country on summer days and nights. Thursday night this WooSox community came together and there are so many ways to celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, but the WooSox did it by recognizing local organizations treating and offering services for children with cancer. Organizations like Why Me & Sherry’s House and UMass Memorial.

Every child with cancer has a unique and powerful story to tell and the Worcester Red Sox recognized one of those children Thursday night, 12-year-old Olivia Perez, who is battling medulloblastoma, a grade 4 brains tumor. On June 17th, Olivia underwent surgery to remove the tumor at Boston Children’s Hospital.

At the end of the 3rd, the Worcester Red Sox had a Going Gold Ceremony, with everyone at Polar Park holding up a placard to honor somebody in the fight. Including players, coaches and on-field personnel.

October 24, the 24th annual UMass Cancer Walk and Run will be at Polar Park. All proceeds will benefit pediatric and adult cancer research and clinical trials at the UMass Chan Medical School.

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