Hits for the Cure founder Chloe Petersen was diagnosed with kidney cancer at the age of one when she went in for her one-year check up. For the next few years, she battled stage two kidney cancer and went through life threatening surgeries that were treated with chemotherapy. She was able to survive the cancer and by age six, she was 100% cured thanks to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Ever since she was given her life back, Chloe had a new goal – play Division I softball. Throughout her high school years, she trained and studied hard and by the beginning of her junior year, she was accepted and given a scholarship to play softball at the University of Kansas. She accomplished her dream, but still had two years left until college. Then, a new dream crossed her mind. She wanted to give back to the people who made it possible for her to play the sport she loved- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
This is when Hits for the Cure was created. At first, it was just a vision with little hopes of accomplishing it, but thanks to her supportive family, coaches, and team, Chloe was able to make this into something bigger than she would have ever dreamed possible. The whole idea behind Hits for the Cure is using the talents you were given to help give back to those less fortunate. Then maybe one day that person who you helped cure will be able to do the same thing for someone else.