NASHVILLE -- Impacted first hand by colleagues being diagnosed by cancer, public relations officials from
and its 30 clubs announced Monday afternoon they have organized
to benefit Stand Up to Cancer.
The cause has impacted the
"I don't want to be a spotlight person," Barlow said. "Millions and millions of people are affected by this disease. That said, if I can help raise awareness to raise funding for this, then I absolutely will do what I can. That's why I feel it's important."
There are three Orioles-related items in the auction:
-- Be an Orioles player for a day: At
-- Ride on the team bus: The winner and a guest will ride the Orioles team bus for one of the team’s three games against the
-- Game-used team-signed batting helmet: A batting helmet used by catcher
Other auction items include watching three innings from inside Fenway’s Park’s
The online auction, which includes more than 70 items, opened Monday afternoon and will run through Thursday at 11:59 p.m. It can be accessed on MLB.com
While Barlow said she is uncomfortable being in the spotlight, she knew participating was important. She is currently participating in clinical trials that require funding for research.
"It's something I recognize the importance of because I realized I probably wouldn't be alive today without research," she said. "The drug that I'm on right now did not exist two years ago literally.