LOS ANGELES -- Hall of Famer, former Dodgers pitcher and
kidney-cancer survivor Don Sutton returned to the
field where he had some of his finest moments
Sutton has teamed up with the Kidney Cancer
Association, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Onyx Pharmaceuticals to launch the Stay In The Game kidney cancer awareness program.
Sutton urged the crowd to support the foundation and
"I have great memories out here," Sutton said. "One
thing I learned as a Dodger is if you have a problem,
surround yourself with teammates who will help you
win. I have been fortunate to find people who care and
who are working on products who will help people like
Sutton, 63, is living with advanced kidney cancer. He
is sharing his story through Stay in the Game in order
to provide inspiration and encouragement for others
who have encountered the disease.
"Just because you have a 'C' behind your name, it
doesn't mean you bury your head in the sand and stop
living your life," Sutton said. "We believe there is
life after being diagnosed with 'Fill in the
Sutton, who had 324 career victories, said he missed
the mound, but was happy to be back at Dodger
"I wish I had a few more pitches to throw here," he
John Klima is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.