Another Pitch to Strike Out Cancer

Genentech-Vacaville and the Sacramento River Cats are teaming up again to help raise funds for the NorthBay Cancer Center.

Genentech-Vacaville’s Strike Out Cancer event is a collaboration with the River Cats—the Triple A baseball affiliate of the Oakland A’s—to raise funds for the NorthBay Cancer Center.

When the two organizations teamed up in 2011, it was a winning season for the River Cats and $64,000 was raised. For the 2012 season, Genentech has pledged $100 per strike out at home games up to $50,000.

Genentech’s Strike Out Cancer event officially kicked off on June 30, 2012, but the fund-raising will continue throughout the entire baseball season, according to Dolly Rivero-Mendieta, event coordinator for Genentech-Vacaville.

NorthBay Cancer Center staff have used Genentech funds on items and services that help increase patient comfort, such as mattresses, beds and a blanket warmer.

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