Seton Hill’s Marc Marizzaldi Named a Baseball Vs. Cancer Ambassador
The Seton Hill baseball program is honored to announce that head coach Marc Marizzaldi has been named one of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's Baseball Vs. Cancer Ambassadors. Comprised of current and former coaches, players and members of the press, Baseball Vs. Cancer Ambassadors represent the athletic community's shared resolve to raise awareness and funds for a world without childhood brain tumors.
Seton Hill baseball and coach Marizzaldi have supported Vs. Cancer by participating in three team wide fundraisers, which have raised over $41,500 to help fund child life programs at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and lifesaving pediatric brain tumor research.
"I feel blessed to have discovered a cause that can connect our players to children in need," stated Marizzaldi. "Vs. Cancer has opened my eyes and my heart to a purpose beyond baseball. I'm humbled by the opportunity to help spread the mission of Vs. Cancer as an Ambassador, and I'm anxious to expand the impact that our community can make in the fight against pediatric brain cancer."
Since 2013, Vs. Cancer has empowered thousands of athletes to help kids with cancer. As a signature fundraising campaign of the PBTF, Vs. Cancer proceeds help fund groundbreaking research to cure pediatric brain tumors, the deadliest and most common cancer in kids under 15, as well as family support and child life programs in teams' communities.
Vs. Cancer Ambassadors recognize firsthand the importance of supporting the childhood cancer community and the positive impact it has on their team. They will serve as a resource for other coaches and teams by answering questions about the program, sharing their inspiring success stories and working with athletic departments to spread Vs. Cancer's mission and get more teams involved.
"The quality of coaching of our Vs. Cancer Ambassadors is outstanding, but the quality of character is even greater," says Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Director of Campaigns Rachel Mark. "In the battle against pediatric brain tumors, finding a cure is no small task – but with the continued efforts of this group, we'll be able to support more children and families by increasing Vs. Cancer's presence throughout collegiate baseball and athletics."
Learn more about Vs. Cancer at www.vs-cancer.org.