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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

As a rookie in 2006, Jon Lester won his first five major league starts pitching for the Boston Red Sox. He had a seven and two record when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a blood cancer that might have ended his career. Lester underwent four courses of chemotherapy, was pronounced cancer free, and went back to his normal life. Well,... in Jon's case, an exceptionally rare and gifted life. Medical breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer enabled Jon to continue pitching for the Boston Red Sox, appear in a World Series and yesterday he accomplished the greatest feat in baseball by pitching a no hitter.

I can't cure cancer and I certainly can't throw a no hitter for a major league team. Some may even argue the merits of my draftsmanship, but here's something that I am doing.

The City of Hope is hosting an event called Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer. It's a family oriented way to get involved in the fight against this terrible disease. I will be participating on June 8, 2008, to raise funds for breast cancer research, treatment and education, and programs at this world-renowned institution. You can also make a difference by sponsoring me in the Walk for Hope. If you like my doodles or you just care about finding a cure, Vist LARRY"S WALK PAGE. You can use your credit card to donate online. It is safe, easy and 100% tax deductible.

Thank you for joining me in the fight to cure breast cancer, and thank you for those who have already been so generous in sponsoring me!

Best,
Larry

2 Comments
  1. dan
    May 20, 2008 -

    Great story even for a Yankee fan