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Royals Fight Cancer Initiatives

The Kansas City Royals support programming throughout the season to help FIGHT CANCER in the Kansas City area. While one of Royals Charities' priorities is to provide grants to organizations supporting pediatric cancer awareness and research in the Kansas City area, it also joins the Royals in their fight against cancer by making grants to organizations supporting research and awareness for cancers primarily affecting adults. This page provides fans an overview of the Royals' community relations department and Royals Charities' impact in the community to help FIGHT CANCER! 

Alex Gordon Classic - Presented by Price Chopper

Royals Calendar

Breast Cancer Awareness Night

Danny Duffy Pitching Lessons and Bandage Drives

Royals players visited Noah Wilson shortly after he was diagnosed with cancer in April 2014 when he was only 6 years old. When his treatment began, he found himself getting pokes almost daily. The hospital where he was being treated did not have cool bandages, leaving the children there having to settle for the boring brown ones. Noah saw this as an opportunity to help his fellow patients, and decided that he wanted to start collecting cool and fun bandages for his new friends. Noah passed away in June 2015, and shortly thereafter, the Royals held a bandage drive at Kauffman Stadium, which has become an annual collection held during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night. In addition to collecting fun bandages, Noah's Bandage Project raises money for pediatric cancer research through Kansas City area children's hospitals.

Danny Duffy has offered personal support to Noah's Bandage Project in many ways. In 2018, Royals Charities will facilitate four pitching lessons with the Royals pitcher and 100% of the proceeds raised will directly benefit Noah's Bandage Project's efforts to support pediatric cancer research. Only four pitching lessons are available, and the minimum donation required is $2,500. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact royalscharities@royals.com, and a representative will respond to your inquiry. Pitching lessons are limited and are available on a "first come, first served" basis, which will be determined by the time-stamp indicating when the message was received by Royals Charities.

Pitching Lesson Guidelines

  • A minimum donation to Royals Charities of $2,500 is required. The cost of goods and services provided in exchange for this donation will be reported to the donor for tax purposes as $1,000.
  • The pitching lesson will be scheduled on a mutually determined date by the donor, Royals Charities, Noah's Bandage Project, and Danny Duffy after payment is received by Royals Charities from the donor and will be scheduled with the Royals pitching rotation in-mind.
  • The pitching lesson will last one hour.
  • Each lesson will be held at a location solely determined by Royals Charities. A lesson can be held at Kauffman Stadium, but another suitable location can be substituted.
  • No more than four children and four adults can participate in a single lesson. Four adults can attend without children, but adults cannot be added or exceed four.
  • This list of guidelines is intended as an overview. Once payment has been received, a certificate will be received by the donor from Royals Charities. The certificate will contain all guidelines and restrictions for the pitching lesson and will be the deciding document should any questions arise.

Enjoy Lemonade at the Ballpark - Presented by Aramark

Father's Day and Men's Cancer Awareness

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night

Royals Family Lemonade Stands