CLEVELAND, Ohio – Pitcher Shane Bieber says Carlos Carrasco’s return to the mound reminds us “how far positivity, faith, and resiliency can take us.”
In an Instagram post, Bieber said Cookie was “inspiring.”
He went on to say he wanted to show support to Cookie and all others affected by cancer.
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With @cookie_carrasco returning back to the mound, we are reminded of how far positivity, faith, and resiliency can take us. To think he’s back pitching after being diagnosed with Leukemia just a couple months ago is nothing short of inspiring. To support Cookie and all others affected by cancer, I’m pledging to donate $100 per strikeout for the month of September. The money donated will go directly towards funding childhood cancer research. To join me, just click the link in my bio! A little help can go a long way and is much appreciated. Now let’s rack em up! #cookiestrong
He says he’ll donate $100 per strikeout for the month of September, and the money will go directly toward funding childhood cancer research.
In his return on Sunday, Carrasco announced he was raising funds for “Punchout Cancer with Cookie.”
I’m launching Punchout Cancer with Cookie. I want to remind families that there is always hope. As I return to the mound, I am pledging $200 for every strikeout in September to childhood cancer research. Join me at the link in my bio https://t.co/z9vJfImAUa pic.twitter.com/g2nQTv6U5R
— Carlos Carrasco (@Cookie_Carrasco) September 2, 2019
Carrasco pledged to donate $200 for every strikeout in September to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Francisco Lindor will donate $1,000 per win; Carlos Santana will donate $500 per home run; Shane Bieber will donate $100 per strikeout; and Franmil Reyes will donate $100 per home run.
New Balance promised to match the donations up to $200,000.