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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets celebrates his two run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 24, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets celebrates his two run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 24, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JULY 13: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-run home run in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Michael Conforto

Michael Conforto was no doubt one of the Mets’ biggest offensive threats in 2019, but perhaps just as impressive as his hitting stats is “Conforto Cares,” helping to bring awareness to pediatric cancer.  This charity initiative involves Conforto hosting kids with pediatric cancer for special outings at Citi Field, including batting practice invites, Mets gear, and a meet-and-greet with Conforto.

In the past couple of years, Conforto has begun visiting these pediatric cancer patients in hospitals throughout New York City, such as NYU Winthrop Hospital and the Cohen Children’s Medical Center at Northwell Health. He has emphatically voiced his commitment to this program many times, on one occasion saying, “My goal is to bring cheer and inspiration to these young children while also raising the visibility of pediatric cancer and other childhood diseases.”

He then added, “The Mets have been extremely supportive of my efforts, caring deeply about their communities and helping me to give back. I hope to inspire these young patients to stay determined. If we, as a broader community, stay determined, maybe one day there will be more cures for childhood diseases.”

By brightening the lives of children undergoing exhausting treatments and extensive hospital visits, Conforto helps give these kids hope that one day, they may grow up to be a successful baseball player just like him.

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