GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Fifth Third Bank and the West Michigan Whitecaps will step up to the plate tonight to help fight cancer when the Bank hosts a special Stand Up To Cancer Night.
Among the in-game promotions planned include:
- A $530 donation that the bank will make for every strike out thrown by Whitecaps pitchers during the game.
- Fifth Third will also donate $1 to SU2C when fans share eligible public posts using the #howifight hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine, up to $500,000 during the promotion period.
- A special 7th inning stretch is planned when fans can show their support for loved ones in the fight against or who have battled cancer by displaying special SU2C game placards in unison.
- And a special tribute to 16 children, from Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, who are currently undergoing cancer treatment will be honored and participate in the nights activities. The children will shadow Whitecaps personnel so they can see the team in action from all facets of the ballgame - as a manager, PA announcer, member of the promotions crew, radio announcer and much more. They will also get their own baseball card.
Since teaming up with SU2C in 2013, Fifth Third has helped raise more than $6.5 million in donations for the organization. This year’s promotion runs through December 31, 2016.
In the U.S., one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetimes, according to statistics collected by the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results program at the National Cancer Institute.
For more information visit http://www.standup2cancer.org.
(© 2016 WZZM)