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#PhilliesGoGold to Raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer by Hosting a Special Event Each Week of September

Phillies Team Up with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, the Official Children's Hospital of the Phillies, to Provide Special Opportunities for Children with Cancer

The Phillies will join Major League Baseball and all MLB Clubs in a league-wide effort to raise childhood cancer awareness by hosting #PhilliesGoGold events each week during the month of September, Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

#PHILLIESGOGOLD EVENTS

The Phillies will join Major League Baseball and all MLB Clubs in a league-wide effort to raise childhood cancer awareness by hosting #PhilliesGoGold events each week during the month of September, Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

#PHILLIESGOGOLD EVENTS

Week 1: Kisses for Kyle Go Gold Children's Fashion Show on Thursday, September 7; 6:00 p.m., Hall of Fame Club, Citizens Bank Park

The Kisses for Kyle Go Gold Children's Fashion Show will feature more than 20 kids, who are part of the Kisses for Kyle program, and their siblings. Celebrity models include Barrett Brooks and Amy Fadool from CSN Philly; Erin Coleman, Jim Rosenfield and Aundrea Cline from NBC10; Ike Reese from SportsRadio 94WIP; Dawn Stensland from Talk Radio 1210 WPHT; Kristen Johanson from KYW NewsRadio; Cecily Tynan, Ali Gorman and Wendy Saltzman from 6ABC.

  • Doors open at 6:00 p.m., fashion show begins at 7:00 p.m. in the First Base side of the Hall of Fame Club at Citizens Bank Park.
  • Proceeds benefit the Kisses for Kyle Foundation, which offers a variety of services to families fighting childhood cancer in the Delaware Valley. Tickets are available here.

Week 2: Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night presented by Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children on Saturday, September 16; 5:35 p.m., Citizens Bank Park

The Phillies are partnering with Nemours/duPont Hospital for Children, the official children's hospital of the Phillies, to host Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night at Citizens Bank Park. Special pregame activities will start at 5:35 p.m. and will go on throughout the 7:05 p.m. Phillies vs. the Oakland A's game. Highlights include:

  • Limited-edition #PhilliesGoGold Hat. The first 500 people to purchase tickets through the Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night page will receive a #PhilliesGoGold hat. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased through this event will benefit pediatric cancer research through the Nemours Foundation.
  • Lineup of Courage on-field. Nine children battling pediatric cancer from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children will be introduced and line up along the first baseline with Phillies players prior to the National Anthem.
  • Local children battling pediatric cancer will also take part in a number of activities before and during the game, including serving as honorary grounds crew members and camera operators; public address announcers and PhanaVision Guest DJs. Additional activities include a special ceremonial first pitch, base changes and more.

Week 3: The Phillies CARE-a-van with Rita's Italian Ice on Tuesday, September 19; 11:00 a.m., Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Del.

The Phillies CARE-a-van with Rita's Italian Ice will visit the patients of Nemours/duPont Hospital for Children, the official children's hospital of the Phillies.

  • Attendees will have some Phillies fun with a Phillies player and Phillies Ballgirls while enjoying Rita's Italian Ice!

Week 4: Phillies Paint Nite to benefit Dominic's Hero Fund on Saturday, September 30; 4:00 p.m., Darien Street Tent, Citizens Bank Park

The Phillies will host a special pregame Paint Nite party in the Phillies Party Tent from 4:00 - 6:00 pm before the 7:05 p.m. Phillies vs. the Mets game.

  • This exclusive two-hour painting event will be led by one of Paint Nite's talented artists who designed a special painting in memory of Dominic Liples.
  • A portion of the proceeds for Paint Nite event will benefit Dominic's Hero Fund through the St. Baldrick's Foundation, supporting Glioblastoma research.
  • During the game, Dominic's younger brother, Ciarlo, will change a base at the end of the 3rd inning in honor of his brother.
  • About Dominic's Hero Fund: Dominic Liples was an amazing 8-year-old boy who fought a courageous nine-month battle with an aggressive brain cancer before passing away in December 2016. Dominic was a member of 2016 Lineup of Courage at Citizens Bank Park. Dominic's Hero Fund was created under the St. Baldrick's Foundation as a way to honor Dominic's memory and provide much needed funding for Glioblastoma research and other High Grade Glimomas such as DIPG, for which there is currently no known cure. One-hundred percent of all funds raised through Dominic's Hero Fund will go directly toward finding a cure.
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