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Published on July 19, 2016

Legion Against Cancer Event raises more than $18,000 for Kelker’s Kids

American Legion Baseball Raises Funds for Kelker's KidsBillings, MT—The Billings Clinic Foundation is pleased to announce that Billings American Legion Baseball generously donated more than $18,000 to the Kelker’s Kids fund for families of children battling cancer or rare blood disorders. Funds were raised during the Sixth Annual Legion Against Cancer baseball game between the Royals and Scarlets.  

In 2010, BALB established Legion Against Cancer to give back to the Billings community that generously supports their organization and its players. Eighty players honored those that have battled cancer and scoreboard dedications played during the game honored many more.

“Our Legion Against Cancer game is incredibly meaningful, not only to the players and their families, but also to those that donate,” said Tammy Stacey, BALB board member.

One hundred percent of the event proceeds were donated to the Kelker’s Kids fund, which helps alleviate the hardships of daily living, allowing parents of kids with cancer and rare blood disorders to focus on the care of their child.

In addition to the funds raised, some of the Royals and Scarlets are wearing baseball Beads of Courage in support of  Kelker’s Kids through a program called “Carry a Bead.” The bead is attached to their jersey or worn around their neck. At the end of the season each bead will be given to a Kelker’s Kid with a card and description of everywhere the bead traveled.

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