Youth Cancer Baseball Tour is a charity that helps kids who are battling cancer get away from the rigors of their recovery, and head out to the ballpark to attend professional baseball games across the country.
Last year, they went to 15 cities. For their 2019 Dream Tour, they are trying to take kids fighting cancer to games in all 30 major league ballparks.
Brian Loftus was joined on 8 News NOW by cancer survivor and Youth Cancer Baseball Tour participant Steven Mondragon, and Youth Cancer Baseball Tour Founder, Greg Durfee, who described seeing kids and their families light up as they walked into stadiums to catch a ballgame.
“I sit back and I watch the families, how they interact, either on the field or watching the game and it brings me to tears sometimes because they don’t have to worry,” Durfree said. “There’s something about baseball, right, about going to your first game and going with your family – to see the looks on their faces, this is what I was created for this is my calling.”
The Youth Cancer Baseball Tour team is attending the winter baseball meetings in town to spread the word about their good work.
More information about their efforts, and their fundraising, can be found here.