Another Season for Strike Out Cancer

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

Genentech’s Strike Out Cancer event will officially kick off on June 30, but the fund-raising will actually take place throughout the entire baseball season, according to Dolly Rivero-Mendieta, event coordinator for Genentech-Vacaville. The company agreed to again pitch in funds for every strike out thrown during River Cats home games at Raley Field.

Genentech-Vacaville and the Triple A baseball affiliate of the Oakland A’s collaborated during the 2011 baseball season, raising a total of $64,200 for the NorthBay Cancer Center. Genentech employees also held two raffles, which raised another $4,000.

This welcome donation was used to make patients more comfortable as they receive treatment, according to Janet Black, manager of the medical oncology and infusion center. Among the first items purchased was a sound system for the center’s waiting and procedure rooms, so that patients can listen to soothing music before and during their treatments. A blanket warmer, to comfort patients as they receive their infusions, has also been ordered, Black added.

Interesting in attending the June 30 game? Contact the River Cats ticket office at

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