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Rick Carone's Fundraiser:

BP For A Cause

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THE STORY:

BP For A Cause initially started back in July of 2013 with my good friend who was currently playing for the Washington Nationals, Adam La Roche. Just months after my diagnosis with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in which doctors gave me a 15% chance of making it through the year, Adam reached out to me and wanted to help keep my spirit up and inspire me. He brought me in with the team against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field to do batting practice. What started out as a way to inspire me lead to another batting practice in 2014 with Adam and the team. At that BP players initiated donating money for home runs I hit that day to my charity at the time, Team Carone. Since then Team Carone has become Team Carone Foundation a non-profit (501c3) in which we raise money through such events for cancer research, scholarships for high school student-athletes, and gifts of love for other families battling cancer. These BPs inspired me to use my testimony and my love of baseball to raise not only awareness but money for a cause bigger than myself. In spite of my own battle and regular scheduled chemotherapy treatments I want to give back while I still have some fight left in me. As a father of two daughters I can't imagine what the children and their families stricken with cancer must feel. So in 2015 the first "Shut Down Cancer BP" was set up with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in July 28. A Go Fund Me account was set up and linked to childresn cancer charities across the country, with hopes of raising as much as possible through the event. The MLB players associated with the event matched dollar for dollar what was raised through the Go Fund Me account and $32,255.00 was raised from that one event. The money raised benefited the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, St. Jude's Hospital, and the players donated money to my non-profit Team Carone Foundation in my honor as well. As a result of our event being so successful in San Francisco, Team Carone Foundation was chosen as a recipient for the K Cancer charity for the SF Giants for 2016. That leads me to 2016 where we have several BPs lined up with the SF Giants, Miami Marlins and several others in the works. This years BPs will be benefiting a young boy McKai Malooley from my hometown of Cary, Illinois. He was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer known as rhabdomysarcoma which grows in muscles and soft tissue. His tumor is located in his leg and the goal is to offset the mounting medical bills his family is facing.  In addition the multitude of chemotherapy and radiation treatments have taken a toll on his organs and could render him unable to have children later in life. The family is pursuing a cutting edge procedure that can possibly harvest his sperm that would allow him to have children of his own one day. This is all an elective process thus the medical bills are astronomical. Along with raising money for McKai, money will be split with the Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago which is one of the leading children's hopistals in the world. My triple threat and what has brought me into my 4th year battling Stage IV pancreatic cancer and defying the odds has been God, Family and Friends. I have used this gift to turn my test into my testimony through such events as these MLB BPs and numerous events put on by the Team Carone Foundation that was started in my honor. Through the help of everyone who gets involved I have been able to make a significant difference to those battling cancer. Together we can all help make a difference. Thank you and God Bless - Rick Carone

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To This Fundraiser

$6,987

MONEY RAISED
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  • Curt Teaster

    $25

  • Eric Smith

    $10

  • Derek Fisher

    $50

  • KJ, Karri, Leenie & Tripp Johns

    $100

  • Whitaker Brothers Hunting Company

    $50

  • Flying Squirrel

    $100

  • Bruce Devert

    $100

  • Ed Ponzini

    $250

  • Dana

    $50

  • Jack Dern

     

  • Dan McFarlin

    $100

  • jack dern

     

  • Ryan & Nicole Yonkers

    $100

  • Georgianne Compton

    $25

  • Lynn Aguilera

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Forman's

    $50

  • Dona DeMarcay

    $100

  • Miracles for McKai

    $2,500

  • The Van der Voort Family

    $50

  • Elena Ferrer-Westrop

    $25

  • Andy & Kristina Knapp

     

  • Jim S

    $100

  • Brian Severb

    $100

  • VickiLynn V. Pesch and Family

    $100

  • Gregg and Kristin Prior

    $50

  • Priscilla Kreft

    $25

  • Skleba Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Jason Schultz

    $50

  • Brian

    $100

  • Deb Lawson

    $25

  • AgriHunt Farms

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kathy and Kevin Bruner from Ohio

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mahan Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • John Cary

    $400

  • Karen & David White

    $100

  • Banded

    $400

  • Chase & Ashley Chapman

    $100

  • AgriHunt Farms

     

  • The Egans

    $100

  • John & Laurie Starr

    $100

  • Colton & Campbell Kalal

     

  • Cruz Crew

    $50

  • Patty Webb

    $40

  • The Morgan's

    $50

  • John Stanley

    $25

  • Forman's

    $50

  • Holly Fugiel Grosshans and family

    $50

  • Shirley Bossard

     

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70% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $6,987 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Rick Carone

Amount Raised

$6,887

 

69% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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John Starr

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Shirley Bossard

Shirley Bossard

2 months ago

Holly Fugiel Grosshans and family

Holly Fugiel Grosshans and family

DONATION: $50

For Rick Carone, for teaching all of us what bravery looks like. 1 year ago

Forman's

Forman's

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

John Stanley

John Stanley

DONATION: $25

God bless! 1 year ago

The Morgan's

The Morgan's

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Patty Webb

Patty Webb

DONATION: $40

1 year ago

Cruz Crew

Cruz Crew

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Colton & Campbell Kalal

Colton & Campbell Kalal

1 year ago

John & Laurie Starr

John & Laurie Starr

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

The Egans

The Egans

DONATION: $100

Go RC! 1 year ago