Gregg Durfee uses baseball to help children with cancer cope, but now, he's looking to NBC's 'Biggest Loser' in his own battle away from the field.
DENVER – A lot can happen in 162 games. Just ask a professional baseball team. But while every team is striving for one more "W," one man is looking for his own win from the stands.
Greg Durfee has made it his mission to make a positive difference in the lives of children—particularly, those battling cancer. In an article on MLB.com, Durfee was inspired to create the Youth Cancer Baseball Tour in 2005 after a friend's nephew lost his battle to the deadly disease.
As part of the tour, Durfee brings children and their families to the ballpark for a carefree day full of baseball and memories, a day where all can forget about the stresses of cancer for just a little while.
But if Durfee plans on continuing this mission, he must face a battle of his own away from the field: his weight.
Tipping the scales at 300 pounds, Durfee says he's the largest he's ever been. Now, he's turning to help through a popular reality television series.
Durfee will fly to Salt Lake City this week to attend an open call for NBC's Biggest Loser, Season 16. He hopes to make the show so he can lose at least 100 pounds and continue his mission of taking kids with cancer to baseball games.
Durfee joined 9NEWS Mornings on Friday to talk about his program and hopes for making Biggest Loser.
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