Major League Baseball to Recognize Breast Cancer Survivors
Major League Baseball just closed voting on its sixth annual Honorary Bat Girl Contest to choose a breast cancer survivor to act as bat girl on Mother’s Day 2014. Women who are over 18 submitted a piece of writing sharing their journey with breast cancer and why they’d like to represent their team. Fans voted for breast cancer survivors, and one winner will be selected to represent each team in the MLB.
The winning ladies will perform their duties as honorary bat girls on Mother’s Day, which takes place on Sunday, May 12. They will receive two tickets to the game, participate in pre-game activities, be honored during a ceremony and receive pink MLB merchandise.
“Major League Baseball remains committed to recognizing the fearless fans who show courage in the face of breast cancer, and who not only take strides to fight against the disease, but help those around them who are also affected,” Tim Brosnan, Executive Vice President of Business for Major League Baseball, said in a statement.
MLB sponsors Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), an initiative designed to fund cancer research. SU2C encourage leading researchers to collaborate rather than compete to accelerate our understanding of the disease.