The Poseys plan to help raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer research and will appear together at a Wednesday news conference at AT&T Park to announce the focus of their philanthropic efforts.
“Kristen and I have been blessed with two healthy kids and the opportunity to contribute to the community in a meaningful way,” Posey said in a statement.
The Poseys plan to focus on awareness, fundraising and patient/family support, and will work with the Giants to organize activities and host events at the ballpark.
“We were shocked to learn that only about 4 percent of cancer funds raised throughout the country are dedicated to pediatric cancer research,” Posey said, “and we felt compelled to lend our voices to this important cause.
“Our hope is that by working with the doctors, patients and their families, we can raise significant awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research and treatment.”
The Poseys will partner with ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale, an advocate in the fight against pediatric cancer, for a Sept. 14 fundraiser at the ballpark that will benefit the V Foundation and Bay Area pediatric cancer programs.
The Poseys will host another event Sept. 17, the Giants’ Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day.
On Wednesday, New Era will unveil the Buster Posey Pediatric Cancer Awareness 9FORTY cap, the proceeds of which go to support research and treatment. The cap features the gold ribbon for Pediatric Cancer Awareness and the Giants’ logo.
Once a month, the Poseys will host patients receiving treatment at Bay Area hospitals and their families, who’ll be invited to a game as well as a pregame visit with the Poseys.