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Sox pitcher Jon Lester plays a different kind of game

The ballplayer and cancer survivor hosts a “Hollywood Squares”-type event to raise money for pediatric cancer research.

You have all these runs and all these fund-raisers for breast cancer or adult forms of cancer. You don’t really see anything for pediatric cancer research. Hopefully, we can bring more awareness to it.

I’ve been through it. If people didn’t do this fund-raising back 15, 20, 30 years ago, I might not be here. That’s how I look at it. If we can continue to do the research, raise money and awareness, hopefully 10 years from now we’ll have a cure for whatever cancer a kid may have.

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