San Francisco Giants' Emmy-Award winning broadcaster and former Major League Pitcher, Mike Krukow, along with his wife, Jennifer, graciously opened their Reno home on Sept. 8 to host their inaugural Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night.
The Krukows gathered some of their closest friends, neighbors and colleagues, together raising nearly $90,000.
Mike and Jennifer’s heart of compassion for families affected by childhood cancer was inspired when Mike joined fellow Giants broadcaster, Duane Kuiper, as an emcee for the Buster and Kristen Posey’s BP28 pediatric cancer fundraising dinner in September 2017. At the event they met young Cooper Anderson, a childhood cancer survivor whose story encouraged them to join the fight and work to find a cure for pediatric cancer.
“Awareness starts like this— a house full of friends. We go forth...we talk about the need, we become more aware, we find a way to help and the movement kind of grows,” said Mike Krukow.
Those in attendance at the Krukow’s included Carol Truman and Bob Phillips, Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation interim Executive Director, Shirley Folkins-Roberts, board members Ryan Gilbrech, Shaemus McCrory, and Doug Roberts, and NNCCF employees Lisa Shaffer, Jessica Langley, and Whitney Pomi.
G-Mag, hosted by Emmy Award-winning television reporter, Amy Gutierrez, will showcase the exclusive charity event and offer viewers an up close and personal look at the Krukow family at home. The new episode of G-Mag is set to air on Saturday, September 15 after the Giants-Rockies game on NBC Sports Bay Area. Here is a preview: https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/giants/mike-and-jennifer-krukow-join-race-find-cure-pediatric-cancer
Proceeds raised from the silent auction, raffle prizes, Giants experiences and more, were donated to the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, specifically directed towards cutting edge research. For more information about Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation or to make a contribution, visit nvchildrenscancer.org.