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Georgia & Ben Heathcock | Striking Out Leukemia

Home Run Derby - Take Two!

Jan 25, 2021

Hi everyone! Last time I updated, we were set to have a home run derby on the 24th. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans for us. That being said, we have pushed our home run derby back to this coming Sunday, January 31st. We're projecting to have an even bigger turn out now! I'm rallying softball players across North Texas to collect pledges and to come out and hit some home runs for a cure! I'm so excited to go out and spread awareness while getting to enjoy the sport I love.

 

Home Run Derby!

Jan 11, 2021

Hi everyone! We are happy to announce that we are partnering with Texas Glory and hosting a home run derby on Sunday, 1/24! We are super excited that we get to pair the sports we love with this cause! :)

 

Striking Out's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 11, 2021

We are honored to participate as candidates for the 2021 Students of the Year program, a seven-week initiative in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am proud to support my candidate and am raising critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student of the Year. Our mission is to not only raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.

Since the early 1960s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. In fact, drugs first approved for blood cancers are now approved to treat patients with stomach cancers, skin cancers, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS-funded research but will help provide critical information and support for patients, and support advocacy for laws to ensure patients can access the care and treatments they need.

Please visit our website often and bring friends who would also like to donate!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!

For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org.

 

64 Comments

  • Greg Ferrante

    Good work!

  • John Blair

    Good cause and good luck.

  • thomas coffey

    Half Ben/ Half Georgia

  • kenneth schreiner

    For Claire who really cares

  • The Taylor Family

    Georgia & Ben Heathcock

  • Suzanne Nay

    Macy Graf please knock every pitch out of the park in memory of my sweet Mother.

  • Monica Rowe for Emmy Hornik

    Supporting Emmy Hornik

  • Amber Beakley

    on behalf of Mattie Beakley

  • Debbie Williams

    Good luck on Sunday, Georgia! I am donating in the name of my grandmother, Betty Bielat, who died 12 years ago of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

  • Kathie Russell

    Good luck Emma Robertson

  • The Nagid Family for Emmy Hornick

    Emmy Hornick

  • Dylan Garcia

    Supporting Emma Robertson

  • Barbara A Besch

    Contribution for Emma Robertspon

  • Linda Sansom

    Savy -go big & hit some Homers for PaPa 😇. Love, Nana This donation is on behalf of Savy Williams

  • Stephanie Young

    Sydney Young

  • Anonymous

    Let's go Mace!!

  • Amber Passwaters

    Good luck Georgia! Thank you and your family for supporting this cause!

  • Robin Robertson

    Emma robertson

  • Jane Geiser

    For Macy Graf

  • Brian Uhlmer

    Good hitting, thanks for helping a great cause.

  • Robert White 1914

    Madison McClarity, Home Runs For Leukemia Society

  • Andrew Mamalis

    For. Macy Graf home run challenge

  • Dorrice Rayam

    Sending on behalf of Jadyn Dawson.

  • Brooke Richards

    Emma Robertson

  • Robin Parker

    Good job today Emma Robertson!

  • Archie & Jaime Perry

    Way to be big Jadyn! We are so proud of your drive and determination. We love you! XOXO - Uncle Archie & Auntie Jaime

  • Dale & Lynne Williams

    Way to see big, be big Jadyn !!! We are so proud of the amazing young women you are. Your future is so bright girl, we all need to wear shades 😎Love you Jadyn ❤️

  • MONTEZ NESBITT

    Congrats Jadyn. So proud of you!!

  • Tyrrea F.

    Great Job!

  • Lola Kelly

    Go Jadyn Dawson! You did that Diva......

  • Mike Col

    Awesome job Jadyn!

  • J Butler

    Great job Jadyn!!

  • Pamela Jenson

    Macy Graf...great job!!

  • Cristian Hinojosa and Max!

    Y'all rock! Keep up the great work

  • grandma

    Georgia's home run derby

  • Jo Marie Graf

    Macy Graf

  • Rico Mcclarity

    In support of Madison McClarity

  • Joshua Herdejurgen

    Dee McClarity Homerun Derby Champion!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    my dad!

  • Karla Reeves

    Way to go Emmy, great cause!

  • Jo Marie Graf

    for Macy Graf from Chris Addison

  • Poquiz Family

    Great job Emmy! -The Poquiz Family

  • Gregg Powell

    For the home run derby. Great idea and hope it’s an annual event!

  • Mercedes Mayer

    Way to go Macy!

  • Jesse Heathcock

    For Mattie Beakley...pushing her to $1000 donated

  • Elizabeth Moffitt

    Home Run Derby From Elizabeth Moffitt

  • Jesse Heathcock

    Collected Donations through Paypal, Venmo, and CashApp

  • Micaela Wark

    HR Derby Donations. Great job on this event, Georgia Heathcock!

  • Anita Tenorio

    Donation for Emma Robertson

  • Donna Hornick

    Home run derby. Emmy Hornick

  • David Plunkett

    I wanted to recognize Georgia, her hard work and courageous efforts to raise money for such an incredible cause.

  • Jamie Jones

    Good Luck!! Wishing you lots of success as you provide awareness to the cause.

  • Susan Ford-Ahern

    Great cause and great job Georgia in reaching out to our team.

  • Brian Gosset

    For Georgia Heathcock, Emma Robertson and Sydney Lewis. 29 total home runs

  • Tierni Family

    Macy Graf

  • Sharon Parrett

    Macy Graf

  • Curtis & Krista Hawley

    Macy Graf

  • Kevin Shelton

    Great Job Georgia

  • Ryan Allen

    Ayden Allen - LLS Home Run Derby Donation

  • Jamie Dawson

    So proud of you, Jadyn Dawson. And, thank you Georgia, for your tremendous work in raising awareness and providing this platform for young ballers. Keep working, kid!

  • Kenneth Calvin

    Madison McClarity your Dad was my Running Back & Frat Brother in College in Arkansas. We are proud of you

  • Franks

    Good luck!

  • Stacy Lloyd

    Rose Gonzales

  • Rand & Martha Horsman

    Good luck Macy!

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