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Darryl Strawberry to run to the top of Empire State Building to support cancer research

Jan 27, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

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Two Darryl Strawberry stories in one week? Either I’m nostalgic or we need spring training to get here real soon.

In all seriousness, I’m mentioning Strawberry for a very good reason this time, as he plans to run to the top of the Empire State Building to raise money for cancer research. It’s all part of the annual Empire State Building Run-Up event, which will take place on Tuesday, February 1 at 10:30 a.m.

This is no small feat, even for a former eight-time All-Star outfielder. It takes 1,576 steps and 86 flights of stairs to get all the way to the observation deck.

Strawberry will be one of around 100 participants in the race, according to the Associated Press. The event will raise money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. You can find more information here. This is a cause close to Strawberry’s heart, as he is a two-time cancer survivor himself.

As always, I’m rooting for you, Darryl.

  1. Brian Murphy - Jan 27, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    I’m sure Brian Cashman would be castigated by someone if he did this.

  2. BC - Jan 28, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    If God had intended man to climb stairs, he wouldn’t have invented the elevator.
    In all seriousness, it’s great to see Darryl doing some good after being a mess for so long.

  3. metalhead65 - Jan 28, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    sure it is a great cause but do they realy need a junkie to publicise this? out of all the celebrities in ny this is the best they could come up with?if I had any money to donate I would not spend a dime on any charity he was assciated with. why can’t he just donate some of the millions he made playing the game?oh wait that all went up his nose!as always darryl I am rooting aginst you!

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