All Star Bryce Harper is Going to Bat for Kids with Cancer

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All Star Bryce Harper is Going to Bat for Kids with Cancer

Washington Nationals star and his Harper's Heroes foundation providing young cancer patients with memorable ballpark experiences

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Friday, July 7, 2017 - 7:55pm

It’s hard to imagine a better start to a major-league career than what Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper has displayed through the first four-plus years of his.

Just 24-years-old, Harper is already a five-time All Star, National League MVP, Silver Slugger Award winner and a recipient of the National League Hank Aaron Award and Golden Spikes Award.

While everyone knows the Las Vegas native for his on-field performances and as the face of the Nationals, Harper’s off-field efforts having a profound impact, too.

Harper launched the charitable foundation Harper’s Heroes in 2013, to help children fighting cancer. Harper said the motive behind Harper’s Heroes was witnessing cancer strike his high school best friend.

“This is something that really hits home for me,” Harper said in August 2016. “I had a couple friends and family members that have gone through it. So, when I was growing up, I never wanted to do it for the cameras or for the TVs or anything like that. This was all just for me to bring the families in and see the smiles and get them away from the everyday life and that struggle.”

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