Shown at the check ceremony at GCS Ballpark in Sauget (home of the Grizzlies) are from left: Izzy the Grizzlie; Joe Masterson with the Grizzlies; Steve Gomric, GM of the Grizzlies; Steve Gross, managing partner with Northwestern Mutual in Clayton; Kelly Gross, Megan Gross, Ryan Gross, Sean Gross, Stephen Gross, Stephanie Meissner with Northwestern Mutual-Clayton; Zach Gross, and Janice Wilson with Northwestern Mutual-Clayton.
ST. LOUIS — The Northwestern Mutual Network Office in Clayton, Mo., teamed up this summer with the Gateway Grizzlies to raise $9,300 for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. The Grizzlies, Northwestern Mutual-Clayton and the Northwestern Mutual Foundation made a donation for each home run hit by a member of the team during the 2016 season.
The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is a non-profit partner for Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Program. ALSF helps fund the advancement of research for treatments and cures of childhood cancer. ALSF has raised $120 million since 2005 and has helped fund more than 550 research projects conducted at 102 top hospitals and institutions in the U.S. and Canada. Thousands of Northwestern Mutual employees and financial professionals nationwide have supported the cause by raising funds in their communities.
The monies raised by Northwestern Mutual-Clayton will support researchers efforts to find breakthrough treatments and cures for childhood cancers. The Northwestern Clayton Network Office oversees operations for the district offices of Northwestern Mutual-Fairview Heights, Northwestern Mutual-Chesterfield, Northwestern Mutual-Chesterfield Valley, and Northwestern Mutual-Cape Girardeau.