The Washington Nationals and Nationals Philanthropies, the club’s official charitable arm, teamed up with Amanda Kuhl, wife of starting pitcher Chad Kuhl, to strike out breast cancer.
Amanda was diagnosed with breast cancer during a routine doctor’s visit earlier this year and soon after underwent a double mastectomy. As she began chemotherapy in late April, Amanda decided to partner with Washington Nationals Philanthropies to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer treatment and research.
Since launching on April 28, “Cancer Isn’t Kuhl” has raised more than $65,000 for local nonprofits Breast Care for Washington DC and The Previvor, including proceeds raised during the Mother’s Day game vs the New York Mets on Sunday, May 14. Nationals fans raised more than $30,000 on Sunday alone through the 5050 Raffle and Favorite Things Basket Raffle hosted by Nationals players’ and coaches’ significant others.
“My goal throughout this journey is to be as transparent as I can be, to help bring this life-threatening disease to the forefront and help get people as much care as we can,” Amanda said. “I’m so thankful for all the love and support we’ve received, and want to make sure others in the D.C. area can get the care they need and deserve to prevent and fight breast cancer.”