Client: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Source: Chicago Sun-Times
We helped with a story a few weeks back about McKai Malooley, a one-year-old boy from Cary, IL fighting cancer. Today, the Chicago Sun-Times published a story highlighting a former White Sox minor-leaguer, Rick Carone, and his own battle with cancer. A Cary native himself, Carone will donate all proceeds from his own fundraiser directly to McKai at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago:
“All proceeds raised towards a $10,000 goal will go directly to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. This year’s efforts, which has raised more than $6,600, will honor McKai Malooley, a 1-year-old from Carone’s hometown of Cary who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, rhabdomysarcoma. In McKai’s case, the cancer – which affects the muscles and soft tissue – was discovered in the boy’s leg, but has since spread throughout his body.
As the father of two girls, Carone said the young boy’s diagnosis hit home and gave him another reason to use his foundation’s BP For A Cause program to help others. Like Carone did three years ago, McKai faces an uncertain future, which has inspired Carone to continue to use baseball as a means to raise money to fund cancer research.
Carone hopes to have McKai and his family with him at U.S. Cellular Field when he hits with the Sox next month as a guest of closer David Robertson, whose father-in-law recently passed away after battling pancreatic cancer.”
Chicago Sun-Times, “Former White Sox minor leaguer fighting cancer one day at a time,” August 17, 2016