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Miami Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison will host the third annual LoMo: Camp for a Cure on Januar 12-13, 2013 at the ELEV|8 Sports Institute (formerly Bucky Dent Baseball School) in Delray Beach, Florida.
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LoMo's MVPs is a program that he started in partnership with a young boy (Connor Goodman) who unexpectedly lost his father to a heart attack. After spending time with Logan, Connor suggested to him that they start a program for kids who have lost a parent, and Logan thought it was a great idea. Once per month, he invites a family out that has recently lost a parent and Logan spends time with them prior to the game. Logan will spend time with the kids playing catch, talking about some of the difficulties with losing a parent, and ultimately trying to give them a special day to remember and help them cope with their tragic loss. Following their time with Logan, the families then share dinner with Connor and his mom Debbie.
As part of Logan Morrison's ongoing efforts to raise awareness and funds for research to find a cure for lung cancer, he has started the LoMo Camp for a Cure Texting Campaign. To make a $10 donation all one has to do is text LOMO to 32020 (it will be charged directly to their wireless bill). All funds raised will benefitting the American Lung Association and in return for their donation, they will receive an autographed LoMo wallpaper/screensaver for their phone (which will automatically be texted to them upon receipt of their donation).
For the second straight year, the Marlins will head overseas to spend time with military personnel, this time visiting U.S. troops stationed in Southwest Asia and Germany from Feb. 3-11. Over the eight days, LoMo and the Marlins packed in as many visits and meet-and-greets as possible, as well as conducting two baseball clinics for young players. The trip also included a stop at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, which serves as the nearest treatment center for wounded soldiers coming from Iraq and Afghanistan.
LoMo and the rest of the Marlins contingent celebrated a great American tradition with the servicemen and women overseas by taking part in their Super Bowl Sunday party.
Upon his arrival back to the states, LoMo participated in events during Caravan for the Troops which raised nearly $250,000 for the MCF. Some of these events included a wiffle ball game US Southern Command where Lomo and some of his teammates took on a team of servicemen and defeated them on a walk-off homerun. Logan also visited men and women stationed at the Homestead Air Force Base.
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Day, the Marlins and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest breast cancer organization, held a private event for Survivors prior to the game. Logan Morrison volunteered to serve as the guest speaker as well as sign autographs and take photos with the attendees.
Also part of the day's events was recognizing the 2011 Honorary Bat Girl Contest winner Alison Pages, who was recognized on the field during Mother's Day and breast cancer awareness celebrations and she had the opportunity to meet with Logan one on one.