We should support and commend the fine work done by today’s baseball players to improve health and education. Especially moving is all that Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman has done to combat MS through ZIMS Foundation.
Since its inception in 2006, Zimmerman and his foundation have raised over $400,000 towards curing MS. For Zimmerman, whose mother Cheryl was diagnosed with MS in 1995, finding a cure is of the utmost importance as the disease continues to spread. Offering several events and programs throughout the year, Zims foundation keeps very active in the Metro DC area. For a list of upcoming events, news, and how to get involved, Zims Foundation can be found at: http://www.zimsfoundation.org/donate.html. His concert event this year at Nationals stadium was very moving and fun, and hopefully will grow year after year.
While supporting programs that benefit children’s education, fellow 3B David Wright of the New York Mets also supports MS organizations in New York City and Norfolk, VA through The David Wright Foundation. For more information on The David Wright Foundation, please visit: http://www.mlb.com/players