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Poseys join fight against pediatric cancer

Giants catcher, wife will raise funds, increase awareness

SAN FRANCISCO — Giants catcher Buster Posey and his wife, Kristen, announced plans Wednesday to spearhead efforts to raise money for research and awareness of pediatric cancer.

Speaking to a throng of reporters before San Francisco’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Posey talked passionately and emotionally about his desire to help young children with cancer, pointing out that government funding covers only 4 percent of the money needed for research.

“It’s not acceptable,” Posey said as he sat at a table with his wife, Giants president and CEO Larry Baer and New Era president and CEO Chris Koch. “We said we’ve got to do something. We can’t sit here and talk about how bad this, we’ve got to try to help.”

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