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Little Leaguers helping to strike out cancer

BOSTON Some remarkable boys and girls from the Springfield Little League are trying to take a swing at cancer, both on and off the field. As a part of the 2010 Jimmy Fund Little League Program presented by Trader Joe's, these children will be raising funds to support cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This program provides Little Leaguers of New England with the opportunity to continue to play baseball/softball after the conclusion of their regular season by participating in local tournaments and fund raising efforts. These youngsters are given the opportunity to develop their athletic skills, build self-confidence and, most importantly, help others by fund raising in their local community. Last summer, more than 5,000 children around New England took part and raised more than $275,000. This summer, young ballplayers will be back on the diamond working to improve their fund raising average and you can help. Support the Jimmy Fund Little League Program presented by Trader Joe's in your community by logging onto www.jimmy-fund.org/littleleague and clicking on "support a team." The Jimmy Fund, an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, supports the fight against cancer at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for children and adults with cancer around the world. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives by furthering cancer research and care.

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