For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Angels Baseball presented a $20,000 check to the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Institute at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach during a special pediatric cancer awareness night at Angel-Stadium.
The Los Angeles Angels held the event to promote childhood cancer awareness for the month of September. Annie Santos, program director, Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Institute, Sharilyn Kelly, chief nursing officer, MemorialCare Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach, and two pediatric patients: EJ Ediae and Nathaniel Barrance, were invited to attend the game and accepted the check on behalf of the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Institute.
The Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Institute provides quality, compassionate care to children with cancer, sickle cell disease and other serious blood disorders. It is one of only 10 children’s hospitals nationwide to have full accreditation through the Commission of Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
“We are very thankful for Angel Baseball’s generation donation,” said Annie Santos, program director of Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Institute. “The money will be used to fund research to give our patients access to the latest therapies and technologies.”
Every year, more than 800 children are treated at Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Institute. Their services and programs ensure that all their patients and their families get the physical, mental, and emotional support they need during their stay.