The Phillies are determined to make this another productive and informative Childhood Cancer Awareness Month despite COVID.
Sharon Snyder is a lifelong Phillies fan, but she admittedly didn’t pay attention to the Phils’ 6-0 shutout of the Nationals on Tuesday. Instead, she watched her late son, Kyle, smile on TV for everyone to see, all from one of the best seats in the house. Kyle’s image is one of many gold cardboard cutouts of kids placed in the sections behind home plate during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. “My Kyle was right there the entire time,” Snyder enthused. “It was literally difficult for me to focus on the game, concentrate on the game for the first half of it or so because I was in awe. I could not take my eyes off of seeing my child right there every time I looked at the screen. It was so surreal.”
Childhood cancer is the No. 1 killer in children right outside of accidents, and the Phillies have dedicated amazing time and resources to funding treatment and research. Learn more about Kyle, the other honorees, and the Phillies’ efforts to fight childhood cancer at KYW News Radio.com.