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Why did MLB teams wear yellow wristbands and ribbons on September 3?

On Sunday, September 3, Major League Baseball players, umpires, and on-field staff wore yellow ribbons and wristbands during their games.

On Sunday, September 3, Major League Baseball players, umpires, and on-field staff will wear yellow ribbons and wristbands during their games.
Ken BlazeUSA TODAY Sports via Reuters Con

Yellow ribbons and wristbands were spotted all over the baseball field at all MLB games held on Sunday, September 3. All on-field personnel, including players, umpires, managers, and coaches, will wore

Major League Baseball has raised childhood cancer awareness for the eighth consecutive year.

MLB’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign

Each year, it is projected that more than 10,000 children younger than 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone, 300,000 globally. MLB Together, in partnership with committed leaders in this cause, is dedicated to eradicating cancer as a disease affecting young people.” according to a statement by the league.

Major League Baseball (MLB) has a long-standing relationship with Starlight Children’s Foundation. As a part of this collaboration, 22 clubs have been chosen to donate either a Starlight Virtual Reality headset or a Nintendo Switch handheld to local children’s cancer hospitals, pediatric cancer care units, or nonprofit organizations. The selected clubs are the Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Guardians, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, and Toronto Blue Jays.

In previous seasons, efforts to raise awareness about childhood cancer have included initiatives such as unique batting practice t-shirts, online campaigns to encourage fans to become fundraisers for pediatric cancer research, and donations to local children’s hospitals. Major League Baseball and its Clubs have supported the fight against cancer for many years. As Stand Up To Cancer’s founding donor, MLB and its Clubs have pledged over $50 million to SU2C’s collaborative cancer research programs, providing significant support.


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