Strike 3 Foundation

The Strike 3 Foundation heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for childhood cancer research.

In the News

Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow to gift $10,000 for children’s ultrasounds

Lee Memorial Health System Foundation is honored to announce a very special gift to benefit children in Southwest Florida who have been diagnosed with cancer and are receiving treatment at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

Craig Breslow, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and executive director of the Strike 3 Foundation, will provide $10,000 to purchase two PreVue Ultrasound Systems for the hospital. The technology aids in the treatment of children who endure frequent blood draws and infusion treatments. It will aid nurses and physicians in finding veins that are too deep to be seen by the naked eye or via a traditional vein viewer, especially in some of the hospital’s tiniest of patients. More …

April 7, 2014 · Reprinted from Captiva Current © 2014

Blue Bunny transforms into laugh factory

Last Friday night, dozens of local children proved that adults aren’t the only ones who can rally for a cause. They packed Blue Bunny Books and Toys in Dedham Square for a “Kids Comedy Night” to benefit Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow’s Strike 3 Foundation for childhood cancer research. From juggling to jokes to magic tricks, there was something for everyone, all in the name of eradicating cancer. More …

March 6, 2014 · Reprinted from The Dedham Transcript © 2014

Strike 3 Foundation Receives Grant from World Series Champion Boston Red Sox

Monroe, CT, February, 2014 – The Strike 3 Foundation announced that it has received a monetary award from the Boston Red Sox, 2013 World Series Champions. The organization, founded by Boston Red Sox Pitcher Craig Breslow in 2008, heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for pediatric cancer research. More …

February 23, 2014 · Press Release

Red Sox Kid Nation partners with Breslow’s foundation

Members of Red Sox Kid Nation get plenty of perks, including access to Fenway Park’s Green Monster during batting practice and the opportunity to buy discounted game tickets. But thanks to Boston relief pitcher Craig Breslow, the young fans are also getting the chance to help give back. Read the full story here »

February 4, 2014 · MLB.com

Strike 3 Foundation Completes Commitment to Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Monroe, CT, January 10, 2014 – The Strike 3 Foundation announced that it has completed its five year cumulative gift to Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. The organization, founded by Boston Red Sox Pitcher Craig Breslow in 2008, heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for pediatric cancer research. The agreement, made in 2008, spanned five years and totaled $500,000. Funds were used to found a Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Program, the first of its kind in Connecticut. More …

January 10, 2014 · Press Release

Red Sox’s Breslow On A Mission That’s Bigger Than Baseball

BOSTON — This story begins with a swollen lymph node in Lesley Breslow’s neck when she was only 14 and, for her brother Craig, the story does not end until every kid goes home from the hospital free of cancer, free of fear.

The Red Sox relief pitcher, enjoying the great autumn of his baseball life, does not particularly enjoy his nickname “The Smartest Man in Baseball.” A Yale degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry aside, the title carries a distinct scent of the pompous and vainglorious. He is neither.

“I will say I’m not so stupid as to sit here and tell you I’m the smartest man in Major League Baseball,” Breslow said Tuesday.

Still, Breslow, who grew up in Trumbull, is smart enough to have counted his blessings in life and decide that they added up to a calling beyond getting a couple of Cardinals out in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Leave it to him to explain it all in one paragraph. More …

October 23, 2013 · Reprinted from Hartford Courant © 2013

Craig Breslow, Red Sox Receive Heartwarming Video from Patients at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children

Craig Breslow earned the ALDS-clinching win Monday night, recording five outs and four strikeouts in the effort, and the congratulations keep on pouring in for the reliever.

Breslow, who was named one of 30 finalists for the Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement, was shown exactly why he was nominated for the honor on Tuesday. Read the full story here »

October 9, 2013 · NESN.com

Breslow encouraging kids to help make a change

BOSTON — Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow has been raising money for pediatric cancer research since he founded the Strike 3 Foundation in 2008. Now he wants kids to help. More …

September 22, 2013 · MLB.com

Breslow is Clemente nominee

Red Sox nominate Craig Breslow for Roberto Clemente Award Watch the video here »

September 20, 2013 · MLB.com

Craig Breslow named Red Sox nominee for 2013 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet

BOSTON, MA – Craig Breslow was today named as the Red Sox’ nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. The intellectually-talented lefthander is one of 30 finalists for the annual award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. Read the full story here »

September 16, 2013 · MLB.com

Older news stories

Mission Statement

The Strike 3 Foundation heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for childhood cancer research.

Contact Us

Strike 3 Foundation
PO Box 191
Monroe, CT 06468

(203) 502-0007

Share the Strike 3 Foundation

Follow the Strike 3 Foundation