Charity
Oct 31, 2021

STAND UP TO CANCER RAISES $500K THROUGH WORLD SERIES FIRST PITCH AUCTION

Stand Up To Cancer has raised 500k for their hardworking, charitable efforts, via auction of the upcoming World Series’ first pitch.

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is thrilled to announce that $500,000 was raised through a rare auction opportunity for one lucky bidder to throw out a ceremonial first pitch before Game Four of the 2021 World Series. The experience, part of the Bid 2 End Cancer auction series, will feature Atlanta Braves fan and cancer survivor Elizabeth O’Connor, thanks to generous longtime SU2C supporter Lew Wolff.  Wolff, Chairman Emeritus of the Oakland Athletics, made a significant contribution in the fight against cancer with a $500K winning bid on behalf of the Jean, Lewis, and Kari Wolff Family Foundation.

“I am thrilled to support my friends at Stand Up To Cancer through this incredible auction opportunity,” said Lew Wolff. “I hope my contribution can make a difference in the ongoing fight against cancer. It is an honor to be able to present this opportunity to cancer survivor Elizabeth O’Conner. I’ll be cheering her on from afar as she takes her place on the field this Saturday. I hope that her story inspires others as much as it has inspired me.”

Proceeds raised from this auction, which was run by SU2C partner Heritage Auctions, support Stand Up To Cancer and its innovative cancer research programs. Stand Up To Cancer, with the support of MLB and other collaborators, is making strides in developing new, more effective treatments so all cancer patients can become long-term survivors.  To learn more, visit StandUpToCancer.org/auction.