In July of 2016, Arizona Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall announced his wife Amy was fighting breast cancer.
A year later, during his first MLB All-Star Game, D-backs pitcher Robbie Ray paid tribute to Mrs. Hall. As part of the Stand Up To Cancer movement, All-Star participants held up signs displaying the names of the people they stand for — people who have been affected by the dreaded disease.
Ray’s gesture didn’t go unnoticed.
— Derrick Hall (@DHallDbacks) July 12, 2017
Hall himself was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had successful surgery in November of 2011. He is now cancer-free. He launched the Derrick Hall Pro-State Foundation in 2013 as a “comprehensive tool for those who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families to help them understand the challenges and choices they face and how they can maintain a “pro” state of mind.”
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