The Phillies announced today that Marci Schankweiler will be the team's representative in the “All-Stars Among Us” campaign. Marci, along with the other 29 “All-Stars Among Us,” one representing each MLB Club, will attend and be honored during the pre-game ceremony of the 81st Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 13 on FOX beginning at 8:00 p.m.
“I am so excited to be chosen as this year's Phillies People All-Star, and will wear that Phillies jersey proudly in Anaheim,” said Marci. “It is an honor and a privilege to be selected, as well as it has been an honor and a privilege to help those whose lives have been affected by cancer. My late husband would have been so proud, and I hope to continue the dream of making Crossing the Finish Line available nationwide.”
We recently sat down with Marci and learned about her story. She founded an organization called Crossing the Finish Line after her husband died of testicular cancer, and in 10 years the organization has benefited more than 800 cancer patients and 3,000 caregivers.
Check out the embedded video to learn more about her and her organization, Crossing the Finish Line.