Happy Mother’s Day!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our friends and a special Happy Mother’s Day to our friends surviving breast cancer today!
There are many traditions around Mother’s Day and one of ours is the annual “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” program with Major League Baseball. Every Mother’s Day, MLB players, coaches and umpires wear pink wristbands and pink ribbon decals and use pink bats on this special day.
And, to recognize and honor those who have faced breast cancer, MLB recognizes 30 “Honorary Bat Girls” for Mother’s Day. The winners are selected from more than 1,500 entries written by themselves, family or friends about a special person facing breast cancer. See the contestants and winners and their stories at www.HonoraryBatGirl.com.
Each Honorary Bat Girl takes part in pre-game activities, is honored during an on-field ceremony, and receives pink MLB merchandise and two tickets to the game. For Clubs that are away on Mother’s Day, another home game in May will be selected to recognize that team’s Honorary Bat Girl.
In the three years of this program, more than 4,000 testimonials have been submitted and more than six million fan votes have been cast.
Thanks to Major League Baseball for doing its part to end breast cancer, forever, and thanks to all the Moms out there!
About the author
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.