Brian McCann Joins Ryan Dempster to Strike Out 22q!
The Dempster Family Foundation to host families affected by 22q11.2 Deletion at Today’s Game
ATLANTA (July 2, 2012) – Atlanta 22q families will enjoy America’s favorite past-time with their friends, family
and The Dempster Family Foundation at Turner Field today July 2, 2012 when the Chicago Cubs play the Atlanta
Braves. Cubs Pitcher Ryan Dempster is playing host to 22q families from Atlanta at a pre-game get together.
Families of children with 22q will receive t-shirts and other Dempster Family Foundation gear, and all families will
have an opportunity to meet Ryan, and Braves Catcher Brian McCann. McCann will be “joining the team” today to
support Ryan to help Strike Out 22q! while raising awareness and meeting the families affected by the syndrome.
Brian McCann is very involved in the Atlanta community, and is a spokesperson for the Rally Foundation which
raises money for pediatric cancer research.
Who: Cubs Pitcher Ryan Dempster and Braves Catcher Brian McCann
Where: Turner Field
Time: Pregame, post Braves batting practice approximately 5:45 PM/ET
When: July 2, 2012
RSVP: For more information, please email: Terri Grunduski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*** Media who would like to cover, but don’t have a season credential will need to request a credential
through Adrienne Midgley in Braves Media Relations by emailing her at Adrienne.email@example.com.
The Dempster Family Foundation strives to lend support to charities and organizations supporting children with a
22q11.2 deletion through monetary grants, programs and increased community awareness. The Dempster
Foundation empowers organizations to help children overcome difficult situations by providing funding to continue
research for early detection of this disorder; supporting programs about 22q that provide education, physical therapy
and activity to promote long term well-being; creating initiatives that build and instill confidence in these children;
and developing a 22q network for families affected by this disorder to share their stories and help navigate
healthcare options and treatments. For more information or to get involved, please log on to
Contact: Terri Grunduski Dempster Family Foundation 312-415-9846 firstname.lastname@example.org