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Breslow's Sip Happens fundraiser set for Monday

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Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow is preparing for his second Sip Happens fundraiser, on Monday, for his Strike 3 Foundation, benefiting children's cancer research and treatment.

Last year's event at the Boston Children's Museum raised about $100,000, with teammates and local businesses involved. The foundation recently passed the $2 million mark in funds generated and has dispersed more than $1 million in grants.

"Strike 3 has brought people together for a number of years," said Breslow, a Yale grad who has put off med school for his baseball career. "I actually met my wife, Kelly, [the director of business operations] at one of our functions. She showed up to one of our networking events and started bidding on ... I think it was Red Sox-Yankees tickets. I thought to myself, 'Who is this attractive woman who waltzes into a bar one night and starts beating out all the businessmen in the room when it comes to bidding on baseball game tickets?'"

Then they went to a World Series, and then they got married.

"She hit the jackpot," Breslow joked.

Sip Happens will begin with a VIP reception at 6:30 p.m. ET, with general admission doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at www.strike3foundation.org.

Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. Read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com community blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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