Boy Teams with Cleveland Indians to Beat Pediatric Cancer

by: cancercompass

A young boy looks to beat pediatric cancer on the kickball field.

Quinn Clarke, 9, partnered with the Cleveland Indian Charities to start "Kick It," a fundraising campaign that in two weeks has already raised $20,000 for pediatric cancer research, reports USA Today.

Quinn beat Rhabdomyosarcoma, a malignant tumor of the soft tissue, at age 2 only to be diagnosed last year with a rare triton tumor that's not treatable, reports USA Today. That's when he approached his mother about wanting to cure pediatric cancer through kickball. And his mother obliged by incorporating kickball into Flashes of Hope, a non-profit organization they started seven years ago.

Kick It began in Cleveland and is now in 36 other cities, including Houston and Washington D.C. Kids can register teams online from July to September.  Teams are then chosen to play in five games following the Cleveland Indians' games at Progressive Field in August and September.