7/16/2008 01:33:00 PM

Stand Up To Cancer

Posted by Mark McCray |

Commissioner Bud Selig often says that baseball is a social institution with important social responsibilities. Major League Baseball (MLB) impacts the communities, in which it plays in many ways, including the social issues that concern its fans. One of the most important issues is the fight against cancer.

Baseball's commitment to the fight against cancer is long and varied. The game has supported many different cancer initiatives through its community activities and cause-related marketing efforts, such as partnerships with Susan G. Komen For The Cure and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, which targets breast and prostate cancer, respectively. Major League Baseball is dedicated in its dedication and support for awareness, research and early detection of these different types of cancers. Furthermore, this year baseball is marking the 10th anniversary of its skin cancer awareness partnership with the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

Major League Baseball was the first donor to contribute to Stand Up To Cancer. "This initiative has presented an historic and unique plan to fight this deadly disease, and it is a privilege for me and Major League Baseball to join this magnificent effort," said Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig. "We have pledged many of our valuable resources in an attempt to assist in every way we can."

Learn more by visiting Stand Up To Cancer's Website at:

http://www.standup2cancer.org

or

http://www.MLB.com

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