The financial services community rallies to help families impacted by cancer; Youth experience once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”

BOSTON - June 27, 2013
- Expect Miracles Foundation announced it will host its 5th Annual Kids Golf Day at Fenway Park to benefit youth patients and families who have been impacted by cancer. The Foundation has invited children and their families throughout New England to participate in a variety of fun, family-friendly activities at the historic ballpark on Friday, July 26. 

Expect Miracles Kids Golf Day at Fenway will feature a number of activities, including a mini golf course, a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts activities, a golf skills station, a baseball fast pitch machine and fun games with Wally the Green Monster.

More than 100 children and their families throughout New England are expected to attend this carefree day away from schedules, doctors’ appointments and treatment.   Attendees have been patients at Mass General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, the Jimmy Fund Clinic and other community hospitals. Youth in attendance are currently being treated for cancer, in remission, cancer survivors or have a family member battling the disease. Expect Miracles Kids Golf Day was established to directly serve and support families in the community impacted by cancer, allowing them to build confidence and memories together.

“Our hope is that we can give these brave children and their families a day free from the worries and struggles that come with this difficult disease,” said Expect Miracles Foundation Founder and Chairman Frank Strauss. “This day is about kids being kids, and families creating memories that they can share for a lifetime.”

Corporate supporters of Kids Golf Day are invited to bring their leadership and employees to volunteer at the event and attend an exclusive Executive Leadership Breakfast with Red Sox Management Executives on September 18th. Current Kids Golf Day sponsors include J.P. Morgan and Beacon Consulting Group along with a number of event partners. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, individual contributions, or event participation, contact Christina E. Thirkell at 617.515.3241 or cthirkell@expectmiraclesfoundation.org.

About the Expect Miracles Foundation
Expect Miracles Foundation is one of the leading advocates in the fight against cancer within the financial services industry, and has raised more than $10 million to date through its signature charity efforts and corporate campaigns. The Foundation’s donors are comprised of CEOs and senior financial executives from the top financial firms. Last year, the foundation was named to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s “The One Hundred” list, an annual list recognizing 100 individuals, groups or organizations for their contributions to the fight against cancer.

Contact: Christina Thirkell, Expect Miracles Foundation, 617.515.3241, cthirkell@expectmiraclesfoundation.org
Leah Coyle, elevate, 812.204.3620, lcoyle@elevatecom.com

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