Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Major League Baseball are Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer to help your home team 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 pink ribbon decals are provided to all the players, coaches and umpires to wear on Mother’s Day, May 10th. Louisville Slugger has produced and donated pink bats that hundreds of players will be using on Mother’s Day. Additionally, specially designed Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer merchandise is available on-line and at ballparks nationwide. Fans will also proudly wear their pink attire in “Pink Zones” at all home games on Mothers Day.
This year, Major League Baseball and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are inviting fans everywhere to join in the action through the 1st Annual Honorary Bat Girl Contest. Individuals that embody passion and dedication for the breast cancer movement will be selected as Honorary Bat Girls for each club and will be celebrated on-field during the game. Do you know a young woman who is a devoted baseball fan and has a compelling personal story and a true passion and commitment to the fight against breast cancer? We want to hear from you! To submit your nomination, please visit www.mlb.com/honorarybatgirl
Program Name: Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer
Benefit to Komen for the Cure: 100 percent of funds donated through the Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer online fundraising initiative and auction
Guaranteed Donation: $50,000
Program Active: April 10 through December 31, 2009
2008 Contribution: $230,000
Total number of years for program: 5 years