Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF)
From the beginning of his career, Freeman has made a mission of preaching the importance of skin care. He annually partners with the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) to raise awareness about melanoma and highlight the ways people can reduce the risk of developing this disease.
He teamed up with the American Cancer Society for the Cover Your Bases program. Cover Your Bases impacts local communities and helps save lives by educating fans about key cancer prevention tips around eating healthy, staying active, sun safety, and cancer screenings. This is something that is extremely important to me personally. My mother Rosemary died of melanoma when I was just 10 years old, having an indelible impact on my life. For her, and for families and individuals across Braves country, I’m proud to join this campaign to help save lives. Many of the millions of skin cancer cases diagnosed annually could be prevented by protecting skin from excessive sun exposure. Our goal is to educate as many Braves fans as possible about the importance of sun safety, including having 10 sunscreen stations throughout SunTrust Park. With Cover Your Bases we will assist the Society in achieving its mission of saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer.
Freddie Freeman and a group teammates did just that as the team kicked off Community Heroes Week. Freeman was flanked by catcher Kurt Suzuki, reliever Jason Hursh and led in by the Braves drumline. The beating of drums alerted Jen Hidinger that her Monday lunch of running the Helpful Hotdog cart at Ponce City Market was going to be different. Hidinger is one of the founders of The Giving Kitchen, non-profit that serves peace of mind to workers in the Atlanta restaurant community who are facing unanticipated crises. Hidinger started the charity when her husband Ryan was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Ryan was known for his work as a chef for Bacchanalia, Floataway Café, and Muss & Turner’s.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
We work with more than 700 nonprofit partners—including food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, shelters and senior centers—to distribute over 67 million meals to more than 1 million people estimated to be food insecure due to COVID-19 in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. We are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
When it comes to caring for kids, we’ve never settled for just good enough. We need your help—now more than ever—to give our patients the futures they deserve.
Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, empowers volunteers across the country to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures. Rally is an international children’s cancer foundation funding pediatric cancer research across the country and worldwide.