Sat, Sep 09|
Childhood Cancer Awareness Night presented by Nemours Children’s Health at Citizens Bank Park
Time & Location
Sep 09, 2023, 6:05 PM
Philadelphia, 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA
About the Event
In an effort to raise awareness for childhood cancer, the Phillies are hosting their seventh consecutive Childhood Cancer Awareness Night presented by Nemours Children’s Health on Saturday, September 9, before that evening’s game against the Miami Marlins. The ballpark-wide Go Gold event will honor local courageous children battling cancer, along with their families, during a special pregame ceremony that includes Phillies and Marlins players.
• As part of the on-field lineup, youngsters affected by childhood cancer will participate in a “Lineup of Courage,” where they will take the field with Phillies players during the national anthem. Children participating in this experience include those who are receiving treatment from Nemours Children’s Health and other area hospitals.
• To further bring attention to the cause, a large Phillies Go Gold yellow ribbon will be stretched across center field, honoring all those who fought and are bravely fighting against childhood cancer. Having the honor of holding the ribbon will be family members whose children lost their battle to cancer. Joining them will be members of the Phillies front office and Nemours Children’s Health.
• Another heartwarming moment will be a ceremonial Go Gold home run, where a local 7-year-old child battling cancer will have the honor of taking a swing and “hitting” a home run, and then rounding the bases, which will be surrounded by Phillies and Marlins players. • To further show support to these courageous kids, the Phillies are giving children who are battling cancer the chance to take part in various once-in-a-lifetime experiences throughout the evening. Among them: singing the national anthem and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” announcing the starting lineup, dancing with the Phanatic, changing a base, guest DJing in the PhanaVision control room, and taking over the team’s Instagram account, among others.
• Corey Phelan, Phillies minor league pitcher, courageously lost his battle in October 2022. He will be honored in a pre-game video and his family will participate in a ceremonial first pitch.