Received this press release and wanted to share it with you:
For the sixth consecutive year, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and Major League Baseball are Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer to help the Boston Red Sox hit one out of the ballpark.
To show their support of Going to Bat for Breast Cancer, Major League Baseball players will wear pink wristbands and all players, coaches and umpires will wear pink ribbon decals on Mother’s Day this Sunday. Louisville Slugger has also produced and donated pink bats that hundreds of players will be using that day. Additionally, specially designed Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer merchandise is available online and at ballparks nationwide. Fans are invited to proudly wear their pink attire in “Pink Zones” at all home games on Mother’s Day.
Komen MA and the Red Sox will be participating at Sunday’s Yankees-RedSox game. Komen MA will have a section in the right field grandstand, and will also have survivors on hand to participate in pre-game activities. Bridget Spence will serve as the Honorary Bat Girl. Bridget was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer at the age of 21, just two weeks after her graduation from Boston University. Over the past five years, she has had three recurrences.
In light of this personal struggle, Bridget has dedicated herself to the fight against breast cancer and is particularly passionate about young women’s health initiatives. She is a National Sales and Service Coordinator at Event 360, an event planning company which specializes in producing large scale fundraising events for non-profit organizations.
Bridget is on the Board of Directors of Thrive, a Boston area non-profit serving young women with breast cancer. She is co-chair of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s National Young Women’s Advisory Council, and she speaks often at colleges and universities about breast self exams and the need for young people to take their health seriously.
Bridget has been recognized on Live! With Regis and Kelly, on LifetimeTV.com, in Teen Vogue and Women’s Health Magazine for her advocacy work and she was the Cheryl Kramer Award Recipient at the 2008 Komen Massachusetts Race for the Cure.
In addition to Bridget, other survivors will also participate in Sunday’s events, performing duties such as singing the National Anthem and throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.
If you’re attending the game on Sunday, be sure to stop by that section in right field and show your support or purchase some of the merchandise.