After a week on the road, the Red Sox return home this weekend to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Sunday’s series finale will be ESPN’s game of the week. As a Mother’s Day special event, Chris Sale will host breast cancer survivors. The Red Sox announced, “On Sunday, May 14, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale will host a group of 22 breast cancer survivors and staff members from the New England Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Mother’s Day at Fenway Park.”
Prior to the first pitch, the group will get a private tour of Fenway Park and watch the teams take batting practice. They will also have the chance to meet Sale, who arranged for the women to then watch the game in a suite. But that’s not all. In addition, the 22 women will be recognized on the field before the start of the game.
Sale’s Charity Work
Since 2018, Chris Sales has donated a suite each month for different causes. “Breast cancer is a disease that has affected so many people, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to host this incredible group at Fenway Park on Mother’s Day. My grandmother had breast cancer and that was a big reason for me to be involved,” said Sale.
Susan G Komen Foundation
Founded 1982, the Susan G Komen Foundation is one of the world’s largest nonprofits focused specifically on the fight against breast cancer. They are the only organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts. This includes; research, community health, global outreach, and public policy initiatives. You can learn more about their New England chapter at KomenNewEngland.org.
“We are grateful to Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox for their generosity and support of our mission to ending breast cancer forever,” said Nicole Marohn, Executive Director of Susan G Komen New England. “This day at Fenway Park will give these survivors and staff members a chance to celebrate Mother’s Day in a special way and provide them with memories that will last a lifetime.”
Tickets are still available for Sunday evening’s game.