Thursday, December 16, 2010
McKinney boy launches Strikes Against Cancer website to support mother’s battle with cancer
Rather than just get mad, Geordon Cox decided to fight like his mother and give a Christmas gift that would last forever.
Geordon Cox, of McKinney, launches his website idea on December 16 to honor his mother, Lisa Cox, to defeat cancer one strike at a time at www.strikesagainstcancer.org.
"I wanted to give my mother a Christmas present that would last forever and also help all moms fighting cancer,” said 11-year-old Geordon Cox, Pitcher of the McKinney Mongrels. “If I could get family members and friends to pledge any amount for every strike thrown over a season, I could help my mother and many others in cancer research."
Geordon is no stranger to cancer. His Godmother, Debbie Wright, and Grandmother, Marcia, won their fight against breast cancer. However, he lost his Grandmother, Rosemary Cox, and Aunt, Patricia Netzer, to another variation of this terrible disease. Rather than just get mad, Geordon decided to fight like his mother and give a Christmas gift that would last forever.
Many have rallied around and offered Geordon support such as McKinney Mongrels 12U Coach Robbie Robertson, Geordon’s 11U Coach Phil Taylor and Ross Powell of TCA who is providing Geordon free lessons and who is also going to host a USSSA wood bat tournament “Strikes Against Cancer” on May 13, 14, and 15 at the Triple Creek Complex.
Strikes Against Cancer is a registered trademark of the McKinney Mongrels, a Non Profit 501C Christian Baseball Organization. All funds for trademark and website have been donated by gracious contributors to support Geordon and his quest to defeat cancer on strike at a time. Contribution Sponsors: Red Spot Design Web-development, The McKinney Mongrels, The Triple Crown Academy and Ross Powell, The Goller Family and Tahoe Seating.
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