Started in 2019, the Baseball Vs. Cancer Ambassadors are comprised of current and former coaches, players and members of the press. Vs. Cancer Ambassadors represent the athletic community’s shared resolve to raise awareness and funds for a world without childhood brain tumors. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is excited to announce the addition of two Ambassadors to the Baseball Vs. Cancer Ambassador group: Elvis Dominguez, head baseball coach at Bradley University and Marc Marizzaldi, head baseball coach at Seton Hill University.
Since 2013, Vs. Cancer has empowered thousands of athletes to help kids with cancer. As a signature fundraising campaign of the PBTF, Vs. Cancer proceeds help fund child life programs in local hospitals and groundbreaking research to cure pediatric brain tumors, the deadliest and most common cancer in kids under 15.
Throughout their three Vs. Cancer fundraising campaigns, Coach Marizzaldi and the Seton Hill baseball team have raised over $41,000 to support pediatric brain tumor research and Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital. Coach Dominguez and the Bradley University baseball team have been hosting a Vs. Cancer fundraiser for six consecutive years and have raised over $86,000 for research and the Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Both teams are part of the top ten fundraising teams in the nation in 2021.
“The quality of coaching amongst our Vs. Cancer Ambassadors is outstanding, but the quality of character is even greater,” says Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Director of Campaigns, Rachel Mark. “In the battle against pediatric brain tumors, finding a cure is no small task – but with the continued efforts of this group, we’ll be able to support more children and families by increasing Vs. Cancer’s presence throughout collegiate baseball and athletics.”
Vs. Cancer Ambassadors recognize firsthand the importance of supporting the childhood cancer community and the positive impact it has on their team. They will serve as a resource for other coaches and teams by answering questions about the program, sharing their inspiring success stories and working with athletic departments to spread Vs. Cancer’s mission and get more teams involved.
It’s easy to get your team involved with Vs. Cancer. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 980-925-7557 to get started.