MLB dedicates World Series game to fight cancer

October 27, 2010 8:21:09 PM PDT
The Giants and the team's fans are making final preparations for Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday against the Texas Rangers.

Major League Baseball is dedicating game one of the World Series to the fight against cancer.

On Wednesday, Giants legends Gaylord Perry and Vida blue visited patients at UCSF's Benioff Children's Hospital, signed autographs and handed out some giants gear.

The visit is part of the Stand Up to Cancer campaign, an initiative created to raise money to accelerate ground-breaking cancer research.

"Well it's something special to my heart visiting our soldiers and visiting young kids in the hospital, having them sit back and know we're pulling for them, and praying for them, and looking forward to them being back 100 percent soon," SF Giants Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry said.

Major League Baseball has been a leading partner to the stand up to cancer campaign, donating more $10 million to the effort.


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