LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers are pleased to announce that the sixth annual ThinkCure! Weekend will take place Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11 as the Dodgers host the Tampa Bay Rays for interleague play. Dodger broadcast partners Dodgers Radio AM570 FOX Sports LA, Univision America KTNQ 1020 AM, PRIME TICKET and KCAL 9, as well as www.dodgers.com/thinkcure and www.thinkcure.org/weekend, will join in to help promote awareness and raise funds for cancer research during and leading up to ThinkCure! Weekend.
"The Los Angeles Dodgers are committed to making a difference in our community," said Dodger President Stan Kasten. "As part of our Health and Wellness focus, the Dodgers are continuing our partnership with ThinkCure! as we all work to fund research to find a cure for cancer."
This year's ThinkCure! Weekend events will include programming on the Dodgers' broadcast partner stations throughout the weekend, Dodger player, coach and alumni participation, celebrity involvement, in-stadium auctions, stories from cancer patients, survivors and their families, in-stadium recognitions and the ThinkCure! logo will be painted on the field. Also during ThinkCure! Weekend, Dodger ushers will be wearing ThinkCure shirts. The ThinkCure! auctions will include Dodger experiences, autographed Dodger memorabilia, gift certificates to Los Angeles area attractions and unique destination experiences.
"We are thrilled that the Dodgers will again showcase their official charity, ThinkCure!. This terrific partnership enables us to fund collaborative cancer research at City of Hope and Children's Hospital LA." said ThinkCure! Executive Director Joe Fay. "Just as Dodgers baseball unites families and unites Los Angeles, so too does our fight to cure cancer, which affects so many families. We're grateful for the generosity of the Dodgers and their fans."
Fans and ThinkCure supporters, both in Dodger Stadium and at home, will also be able to participate by texting CURE to 50555 to make a $10 donation through their mobile phone bill or by making contributions online at www.thinkcure.org.
ThinkCure! is an innovative, community-based non-profit that raises funds to accelerate collaborative research to cure cancers. Its vision is to bring Southern Californians together to work towards a common cause to cure children and adults with cancer. ThinkCure!'s partners and beneficiaries are two of the leading cancer research institutions, City of Hope and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. ThinkCure! was endowed as a gift to Los Angeles from the Frank McCourt Family and the Los Angeles Dodgers. For more information about ThinkCure!, visit us at www.thinkcure.org, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thinkcure, or follow us on Twitter @thinkcure.