K Cancer Baseball & Softball started when a group of teenage athletes wanted to do more after the 27th out.
K Cancer Baseball & Softball seeks to provide support to patients and families during and even after treatment. We also offer support and events specifically for parents. From gas cards and medical expenses to hosting a fun event for everyone, K Cancer helps with many different aspects of the journey. If you or a family member would like to hear more about the help we can provide, fill out this form and someone from K Cancer will reach out to you shortly!
Back in 2014, a U13 baseball team and their families asked themselves "What kind of team do we want to be?" They wanted to bring the support they felt within the team outside to others in need. Several months of hard work later, that baseball team formed KCancer, with the goal to support families affected by childhood cancer.
Currently, K Cancer Baseball & Softball supports 40 local families by providing services that range from gifting gas cards to organizing memorials. The players of the original baseball team are now collegiate leaders within their own communities. Now, KCancer is led by a travel youth softball team who competes in tournaments throughout the Midwest helping raise funds and awareness for the non-profit.
"[K-Cancer] has been a great resource with a great community of people. They don't just bring a Christmas present for the child who's sick, they also bring one for the sibling too so they don’t feel left out."
- Angie T, Mother