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First lady to attend the World Series as part of the Stand Up To Cancer initiative

First lady to attend the World Series as part of the Stand Up To Cancer initiative

First lady Jill Biden will attend the World Series in Philadelphia on Tuesday to participate in the league’s Stand Up to Cancer initiative, the White House announced Monday.

Biden will be at Citizens Bank Park for what is scheduled to be Game 4 between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros. He will be there as part of the Biden administration’s Cancer Moonshot project, what does it mean halve the cancer death rate over the next 25 years and improve the lives of cancer survivors and caregivers.

Traditionally, during Game 4 of the World Series, players, fans, coaches and umpires in attendance hold a sign with the name of someone they know who has been diagnosed with cancer. Game 4 is scheduled for Tuesday night, although it could be moved up if Game 3 is postponed on Monday due to rain. The best of seven series is tied at 1-1.

The first lady is also a big Philadelphia sports fan, something President Biden often alludes to in his own speeches. The president last week showed off a pair of Phillies socks he wore during a speech before the Pennsylvania Democratic Party on the night of Game 1 of the World Series.



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