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Texas A&M baseball has as much heart as they do drive in the game of baseball. The student athletes came together and took their fundraising and awareness for childhood cancer to a whole new level during their season opener event in College Station for the second year in a row.

Chase Jones, founder and CEO of the Vs. Cancer Foundation was treated for a stage IV brain tumor as a college freshman and baseball player at UNC Chapel Hill. The support of his teammates during treatment is what motivated him to start the Vs. Cancer Foundation. ‘‘The energy, the passion, and the commitment to help others all came together with Coach Childress and the entire Texas A&M program in one of the most incredible events possible for Vs. Cancer. Having personally been on the receiving end of these funds while being treated at MD Anderson, I can attest to what these guys made happen: helping the next child, in Texas, beat cancer.’’

Half of the funds raised will go to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, one of the original three comprehensive cancer centers in the United States.

“We are so thankful to the Texas A&M Baseball Team for raising funds and awareness for cancer research in such an interactive way,” said Ron DePinho, M.D., president, MD Anderson Cancer Center. “Their gift of a portable therapy machine will have a significant impact on our patients’ lives at the MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. We thank everyone involved for your support in Making Cancer History.”

In the past two years, Texas A&M Baseball has raised a combined total of $43,133.

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