"St. Louis, here I come! As a long-standing partner with Major League Baseball (MLB), Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is thrilled to have been selected as one of three beneficiaries, along with Stand Up To Cancer™ and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, of the first-ever MLB All-Star Charity 5k & Fun Run. 'Take me out to the ballpark' will take on a new meaning as we join hands with other advocates in the cancer community and stand united against the devastation of cancer."
This unique event, which is one of a series of charitable activities leading up to the 80th All-Star Game, will take place on Sunday, July 12, at 7:30 a.m. in downtown St. Louis and is designed for the whole family. Special baseball-themed surprises and All-Star commemorative t-shirts and medals will be distributed to all participants. Mothers, daughters, sons, husbands, wives, friends and co-workers will participate in either the 5k or 1.1 mile Fun Run to help raise money for Komen! MLB is donating 100 percent of the proceeds of the event to the cause. More information is available at www.allstargame.com about this landmark partnership with "America’s national pastime" and our co-beneficiaries as we come together to make cancer a thing of the past!
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 CancerBenefit to Komen for the Cure: 100 percent of funds donated through the Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer online fundraising initiative and auctionGuaranteed Donation: $50,000Program Active: April 10 through December 31, 20092008 Contribution: $230,000Total number of years for program: 5 years