(Fantasy) Baseball Saving the World


Few things in this world are more important than baseball–okay that might be a stretch–but one of them is health. Last year, USSMariner founder Dave Cameron was sidelined with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a deadly blood cancer. Due to amazing medical advancements, less than a year later Dave is now in remission.

To celebrate, he brilliantly came up with a way to combine baseball (likely the second-most important thing in the world) with surviving cancer (the most important thing in many people’s worlds). He is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and top donors have a chance to join him in a fantasy baseball league this season. The details are all in his article, linked above.

You are, of course, more than welcome to simply donate to the cause. That gesture would mean a lot to those who may someday receive this terrible diagnosis, those who are currently fighting it, and to those who have made it through, a club I myself joined five years ago. As a freshman in college I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After undergoing 24 weeks of chemotherapy, I was declared cancer-free and remain so to this day. I owe a lot to foundations like LLS that make chemotherapy both more tolerable and more effective.

Plus, if you wanna go nuts, you have the chance to–as Dave puts it–make him look bad on a public stage. What could be better?!