Chicago White Sox players unite to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®
Matt Davidson leads teammates in joining THIS SHIRT SAVES LIVES movement
CHICAGO, July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago White Sox infielder Matt Davidson has joined the THIS SHIRT SAVES LIVES movement for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.
Davidson (@matt_davidson24), along with his coaches and teammates recently met St. Jude patient Brody, age 10, and his family for a baseball-themed photo shoot donning the THIS SHIRT SAVES LIVES, t-shirt. Brody is being treated for b-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
"When I first saw the campaign at Supercross, I immediately wanted to be a part of the effort. I mentioned the idea to my teammates and coaches and everyone jumped on board with it," said Davidson. "I'm overwhelmed by their support of a project that means so much to me and my family. It was an honor to for us all to meet Brody, his family and learn more about the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. This Shirt Saves Lives is a fun way to bring the spotlight to pediatric cancer, while also raising support for an important organization like St. Jude."
Brody's parents, Lisa and Ryan, were excited for Brody to meet the White Sox players and coaches.
"What an amazing experience for our son," said Brody's father Ryan. "We thank everyone with St. Jude and the White Sox for giving Brody this opportunity. Brody will never forget that day!
Fans and supporters of the Chicago White Sox athletes who want to join Davidson in supporting the mission of St. Jude - Finding cures. Saving children.® text SOX to 785-833 to make a monthly donation of $20. Those becoming a "Partner in Hope" through this special text-to-give campaign will receive an exclusive THIS SHIRT SAVES LIVES T-shirt worn by Brody and the White Sox players. To view a photo gallery, click here.
ABOUT ST. JUDE
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude), following St. Jude on Twitter (@stjude) and subscribing to its YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/MyStJude).
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SOURCE ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital