Dodgers set for fourth annual ThinkCure Weekend

Dodgers set for fourth annual ThinkCure Weekend

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers will hold the fourth annual ThinkCure Weekend on Sept. 2-3 with a fundraising effort to help cancer research at City of Hope and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

ThinkCure, the Dodgers' charitable partnership with the two hospitals, has provided $1.84 million in grants to the two facilities.

Among the fundraising activities that will be held during the Dodgers' games against Arizona on Sept. 2 and San Diego on Sept. 3:

• Donation appeals by visiting, by texting the word "cure" to 50555 for a $10 donation or by phoning the telethon at 855-424-4056 beginning Sunday at 8 a.m.

• An auction of Dodgers memorabilia by the Dodger Dream Foundation to benefit ThinkCure.

• A first pitch by leading cancer physicians, researchers and fundraisers.

• Check presentations totaling $200,000 from major donors.

• A "Kids Take the Field" with children from the two hospitals greeting a Dodger at his position.

• A City of Hope Bloodmobile will take blood donations Sunday at Viva Los Dodgers in Parking Lot 6.