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December 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Red Sox players aim to strike out cancer at New Stars for Young Stars event

The Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston has announced that the annual New Stars for Young Stars event will be taking place on Saturday, January 19 at Jillian's.

The initial lineup includes: Red Sox pitchers Rich Hill and Craig Breslow, outfielder Ryan Kalish, 2012 Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year Brandon Workman, and top prospects Anthony Ranaudo, Deven Marrero, Blake Swihart and Garin Cecchini. More players could be added as the date gets closer.

Tickets are presently on sale at http://www.jimmyfund.org/eve/event/new-stars. Two types of tickets are available: (1) an MVP ticket at $250, which includes an official MLB jersey, plus one of the first thirty spots in line; and (2) a fan package at $89 each. All ticket holders can bring one guest, but only the ticket holder may receive autographs. A buffet lunch will be served and sports memorabilia will be on sale. In addition, there will be an opportunity drawing, a silent auction, and bowling to help strike out cancer.

New Stars for Young Stars is hosted by the Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston and has quickly become a popular event for Red Sox fans, already having raised nearly $200,000 since its inception in 2006. The Council has hosted approximatley 300 patients and their families at private events with Red Sox players as well as provided 1,500 pieces of autographed memorabilia to Jimmy Fund patients. Founded in 1948, the Jimmy Fund is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox. It supports the fight against cancer at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which is a leading cancer research and care center for adults and children, and a National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center. For more information and to buy tickets, go to www.jimmyfund.org/new-stars or call Nora Loughney at 617-632-3613. http://www.jimmyfund.org/eve/event/new-stars/default.html

Photo credit: Garin Cecchini (far left) and Sean Coyle (leaning, mid-left) playing pool with a young fan and her father at the 2012 New Stars for Young Stars by Chris Hatfield