Carrasco launched a 'Punchout Cancer with Cookie' campaign before Monday’s game against the White Sox. He will donate $200 to childhood cancer research for each strikeout he has in the month of September.
The 32-year-old was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in June.
“It (leukemia) made me get more closer to those people that need help,” Carrasco said. “I can feel those types of kids that have the same thing that I have, those kind of kids never forget. I just supported them and I feel like really, really happy. I feel really happy this happened because it made me closer to a lot of people.”