Phillies host kids' fashion show for charity

Kisses for Kyle Foundation, Phils team up for fundraiser to benefit childhood cancer

Phillies host kids' fashion show for charity

WASHINGTON -- The Phillies and The Kisses for Kyle Foundation held a children's fashion show Thursday at Citizens Bank Park to benefit families fighting childhood cancer in the Delaware Valley.

The event included more than 20 children batting pediatric cancer, plus local media celebrities and Sharon Snyder, who founded the foundation in memory of her son, Kyle, who died from cancer in 1998. Kyle was three weeks shy of his second birthday when he was diagnosed with leukemia. He lost his life to cancer eight months later. In 2001, Sharon founded The Kisses for Kyle Foundation.

One in every 285 children will develop cancer.

The children and media celebrities modeled baseball gear in front of family and friends.

"It's surreal, actually," Snyder said. "I brought my son, Kyle, here when he was battling and his spirit is here all the time. So for the Phillies to reach out to bring the fashion show here was a huge gift."

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.