Rush and Chicago White Sox Team Up to Fight Pediatric Cancer

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Chicago White Sox have partnered with Rush University Medical Center to offer fans a limited edition White Sox cap featuring the team’s logo and a multicolored ribbon representing various cancer awareness colors. From each cap purchase, $10 will be donated to cancer research and treatment initiatives at Chicago White Sox Charities and Rush University Children’s Hospital.

Beginning on Wednesday, July 26, the cap will be available for purchase for $29.99 only at Guaranteed Rate Field while supplies last. 

The multiple colors on the ribbon represent the following cancer awareness initiatives: navy blue for colon cancer; pink for breast cancer; light blue for prostate cancer; purple for pancreatic cancer; black for skin cancer; teal for ovarian cancer; gold for pediatric cancer; white for lung cancer; orange for leukemia, lymphoma and kidney cancer; and red for general cancer awareness.

“We are proud to join forces with one of the leading hospitals in the country, Rush University Medical Center, in the fight against a disease that unfortunately has had an impact on so many people,” says Christine O’Reilly, executive director, Chicago White Sox Charities. “The White Sox cap is a wonderful way for fans to cheer on the White Sox, while also support important research and treatment.”

Since 2004, physicians at Rush have served as the team physician for the Chicago White Sox. “Rush is excited to work with the White Sox on this initiative to raise funds for pediatric cancer research,” says Nikhil Verma, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Rush, who currently is in his first season as head team physician for the White Sox. “The cap program is such a great fit for both organizations and our combined mission to support the health of our community.”