Breslow encouraging kids to help make a change

Breslow encouraging kids to help make a change

BOSTON -- Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow has been raising money for pediatric cancer research since he founded the Strike 3 Foundation in 2008. Now he wants kids to help.

Breslow, who supports the theory that children need more than a classroom environment to help them learn and develop, is launching a program called Play it Forward, in which he's asking for ideas from kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.

How can children find a way to effect positive change in the search for a cure and the treatment of childhood cancer?

Kids are encouraged to submit their ideas online, at The ideas are to be well-though out, with an action plan developed in advance. The best will be chosen and put into action by Breslow and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith.

"The idea is to encourage kids to become creative, use their imagination and innovation to come up with an idea that would help another kid with cancer," Breslow said. "Do it, document the project, submit it and we'll award the best project."

Breslow, who has been to every charity event held by a Red Sox player this season, is the team's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.

Jason Mastrodonato is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @jmastrodonato. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.