The First Annual Swing for a Cause Home Run Derby will raise much needed money for KY Power parent Jon McSorley and Pride parent Chasity Harney.
The event will take place on Saturday July 20th from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at the Newport Vets.
Let’s all pitch in a Swing for a Cause.
To register or donate – go here.
Jon McSorley is a longtime resident of Fort Thomas. He is a husband, father, coach, and friend. He has coached basketball at Highlands High School for over 20 years.
Jon was first diagnosed in his late 20's with ulcerative colitis. Over a decade later in 2016 he was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease affecting the bile duct and liver called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). There is no known cure for this disease and patients with PSC are known to be high risk for cancer of the bile duct. Unfortunately, in January 2019, he was diagnosed with just that.
Treatment for this has taken Jon to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. On June 21st Jon received a new liver via transplant. He is currently recovering at UC Medical Center.
Chasity Harney is a 5th grade teacher at 6th District Elementary in Covington. On October 8th, 2018 Chasity was diagnosed with stage III adenocarcinoma lung cancer. Since her diagnosis, she has undergone 30 radiation treatments and 12 rounds of chemotherapy over a six-week period.