City of Hope employees, friends, volunteers and patients and their caregivers are invited to support cancer research through the upcoming ThinkCure Weekend at Dodger Stadium.
|Physicians and nurses line the field at the 2010 ThinkCure Weekend. (Photo by Jon SooHoo)|
The fourth annual ThinkCure Weekend will take place June 24 through 26 as the Los Angeles Dodgers face the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ThinkCure, the official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers, supports collaborative cancer research at City of Hope and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
This year’s activities will include programming on the Dodgers’ broadcast partner stations — Prime Ticket, KCAL 9, KABC 790 AM, 95.5 KLOS FM, and KTNQ 1020 AM — throughout the weekend. It also will feature an extensive online auction as well as stories and event participation by cancer survivors, current Dodgers players and coaches, Dodgers alumni and celebrities. The Think Blue sign at Dodger Stadium will once again be changed to read ThinkCure, and the ThinkCure logo will be painted on the infield.
Throughout the weekend, ThinkCure merchandise including jerseys and wristbands will be available at all stadium stores for a suggested minimum donation.
The ThinkCure auction will run from June 21 to 28 and will include unique Dodgers experiences, autographed Dodgers memorabilia, gift certificates to Los Angeles-area attractions and other items. Highlights include a visit with Vin Scully in his broadcast booth and a base-running lesson with Dodgers great Davey Lopes.
In addition, before the game on June 24, about two dozen City of Hope and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles physicians and researchers will take to the field, and each will throw out a ceremonial first pitch to a Dodgers player or coach. Pediatric patients also will meet Dodgers players on the field and serve as honorary bat boys or bat girls.
Fans can make donations to the Dodgers’ official charity online at thinkcure.org or by phone at 866-554-CURE. They can also donate $10 by texting CURE to 50555.
For more information on ThinkCure! Weekend, visit thinkcure.org.