Named for the distance between the pitcher’s mound and home plate, the 60 feet 6 Foundation serves as a platform for Derek to lend his time, help grow awareness and offer direct financial support to charities dedicated to advancing the research and care for debilitating pediatric diseases, military veterans and their families, as well as organizations that focus on enhancing the well-being of the local community.
Each day, 43 children in the US are expected to be diagnosed with cancer.
More than 95% of childhood cancer survivors have significant health-related issues because of the current treatment options.
Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children
Only 4% of the billions of dollars the government spends annually on cancer research is directed towards treating childhood cancer.
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