Carlos Carrasco launches 'Punchout Cancer with Cookie' campaign

CLEVELAND, OH – Carlos Carrasco returned to the mound on Sunday and is doing his part to strikeout cancer.

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.”

Carrasco is asking for others to make pledges at Francisco Lindor, Shane Bieber, Franmil Reyes and Carlos Santana have also made pledges. 

I’m launching Punchout Cancer with Cookie. I want to remind families that there is always hope. As I return to the mound, I am pledging $200 for every strikeout in September to childhood cancer research. Join me at the link in my bio

— Carlos Carrasco (@Cookie_Carrasco) September 2, 2019