Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and the Detroit Tigers Partner to Fight Childhood Cancer on September 9

DETROIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) is teaming up with the
Detroit Tigers to fight childhood cancer on September 9, 2016 at 7:00
p.m. at Comerica Park when the Tigers play the Baltimore Orioles. The
special game is an opportunity for those touched by childhood cancer to
purchase a ticket, create awareness, get a special T-shirt and help fund
pediatric cancer research.

The Tigers will donate a portion of tickets purchased at tigers.com/children
to Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation for pediatric cancer
research.

Cancer remains the leading medical cause of death for children. Each
year, 15,780 children are diagnosed with cancer. Children’s Hospital of
Michigan Foundation is funding important research at Children’s Hospital
of Michigan and Wayne State University to find a cure.

According to Jeffrey Taub, M.D., Division Chief of Oncology at
Children’s Hospital of Michigan, “Donations for childhood cancer
research are critical. The amount of federal funds devoted to childhood
cancer is very small compared to adult research.”

In 1975, more than 40 percent of children with the most common type of
cancer, acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) did not survive. Due to
research, the five year survival rate is now 90

Purchase tickets at tigers.com/children.
Can’t make it to the game? Support the fight with a donation at chmfoundation.org/GiveHope.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

Established in 2003, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health
and healthcare of the children of Michigan. This is accomplished through
philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, research, and
community benefit programs. The Foundation granted $5.4 million in 2015
for vital pediatric health initiatives. The Foundation is an independent
public charity governed by a community board of 29 directors, and is a
501(c) (3) charitable organization. Learn more at www.chmfoundation.org.

Contacts

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Leslie Fleming, Director
of Communications and Annual Giving
313-745-1933
Leslie.Fleming@chmfoundation.org