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Julia Roberts to honor local woman at MLB All-Star Game

Julia Roberts will pay tribute to Marci Schankweiler, the local woman behind the Crossing the Finish Line charity, during Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game. One community hero from each city represented by an MLB team will be honored at the game by celebrities such as Ben Affleck, Sheryl Crow, Harrison Ford, Salma Hayek, Matthew McConaughey, and Charlize Theron as part of People magazine's "All-Stars Among Us" campaign. Schankweiler, who represents the Phillies, founded Crossing the Finish Line 10 years ago after losing her husband, Peter Bossow, to testicular cancer. The organization sends young adult cancer patients and their families on all-expense paid respite vacations.

Julia Roberts to honor local woman at MLB All-Star Game

Marci Schankweiler with the Phillie Phanatic and Phillies GM Ruben Amaro, Jr.
Marci Schankweiler with the Phillie Phanatic and Phillies GM Ruben Amaro, Jr.

Julia Roberts will pay tribute to Marci Schankweiler, the local woman behind the Crossing the Finish Line charity,
during Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game. One community hero from each city represented by an MLB team will be honored at the game by celebrities such as Ben Affleck, Sheryl Crow, Harrison Ford, Salma Hayek, Matthew McConaughey, and Charlize Theron as part of People magazine's "All-Stars Among Us" campaign. Schankweiler, who represents the Phillies, founded Crossing the Finish Line 10 years ago after losing her husband, Peter Bossow, to testicular cancer. The organization sends young adult cancer patients and their families on all-expense paid respite vacations.

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