Genentech Helps NorthBay 'Strike Out Cancer'

For the third consecutive season, Genentech and the Sacramento River Cats teamed up to help raise funds for NorthBay Cancer Center.

Genentech’s Vacaville facility sponsors “Strike Out Cancer” with the minor-league affiliate of the Oakland A’s. Every time a River Cats pitcher strikes out an opponent, Genentech donates $100 to the Cancer Center. Since the campaign began, more than $164,000 has been raised.

Funds are used to increase patients’ comfort during their care, including new infusion chairs and beds, a music system, iPads, blanket warmers and access to a transportation service for those who have difficulty getting to the center.