Zac’s Attack for a Cure Teams up with the World Baseball Academy
to ATTACK the CURE for Lymphatic Malformation
CONROE, Texas (Mar. 25, 2021) – On Saturday, March 27th, The World Baseball Academy (WBA)
9-year-old team, the Knights, will be decked out in “ATTACK the Cure” baseball jerseys at their tournament at the Scrapyard, located at 29607 Robinson Rd. Conroe, TX 77385. Their two games are at 6:30pm and 8:15pm.
The effort between Angel Romero, director and coach of WBA () and Zac’s Attack for a Cure () is meant to raise awareness of the rare disease and teach the young ball players the importance of giving back and helping others.
“It’s important to me to give back and to be able to help out a young man and his efforts to make a positive impact in his own life and the life of others who suffer from his condition. It is really meaningful to me”, said Angel Romero. “It also shows the kids that life is about more than baseball”, Romero concluded.
“I played youth baseball and loved every minute of it”, Zachary Berger said. “I am so grateful for Mr. Romero and his willingness to do this. We will be there Saturday to cheer on the team and welcome anyone that wants to come support us and the team! Mr. Romero is the kind of person kids want to play for and learn from!” said Berger.
About Zachary Berger and Zac’s Attack for a Cure
Zachary Berger is 17 years old and a student at The Woodlands College Park. He suffers from Lymphatic Malformation, a rare disease that consists of non-malignant masses consisting of fluid-filled cysts thought to be caused by the abnormal development of the lymphatic system. It effects his neck, jaw and tongue and he has endured eight surgeries, all before the age of 11. The disease has no cure and very little research around the cause, treatment or cure. With the support of his family, they advocate as Zac’s Attack for a Cure to raise awareness and fundraising for research, supporting the non-profit organization, the Lymphatic Education & Research Network ().
About the World Baseball Academy & Angel Romero
The mission of the World Baseball Academy is to build strong leaders, both on and off the field, through the game of baseball. We focus on the significance of proper fundamentals and mechanics while emphasizing discipline, mental- toughness, good sportsmanship and fun. In 1989, Angel Romero and his team traveled to Taylor Michigan to represent Puerto Rico in the Junior Little League where they won The World Series. He attended Imperial Valley College for a short period of time before moving back to Puerto Rico and signing Double A at the young age of 18. Signed by his hometown team of Manati, Puerto Rico, Angel achieved an impressive ERA of 1.27 during his first year of pitching. He is now the proud owner of World Baseball Academy in Spring, Texas and is a recruiter for the College Scouting Bureau.
About the Lymphatic Education & Research Network
LE&RN’s vision is to have a world without lymphatic disease and lymphedema. The Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded in 1998 to fight lymphatic diseases and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy. With chapters throughout the world, LE&RN seeks to accelerate the prevention, treatment and cure of these diseases while bringing patients and medical professionals together to address the unmet needs surrounding lymphatic diseases, which include lymphedema and lipedema.