If You Don’t See Us Again Don’t Forget Sunday Is Mothers Day
Mother’s Day is on Sunday, and tradition around Major League Baseball calls for the following measures of appreciation as well as going to bat against breast cancer.
MLB again joins forces with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, on Mother’s Day to help raise awareness of the disease and raise funding for treatment and the pursuit of a cure, with hundreds of Major Leaguers swinging pink bats produced by Louisville Slugger and stamped with the MLB breast cancer logo. Many players will also wear pink wristbands and the symbolic pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness on their uniforms, as will all on-field personnel.
In addition, MLB and Komen announced the winners of the 2010 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, an appreciation of their inspiration in coping with breast cancer and commitment to the cause. Clubs playing at home on Mother’s Day will pay tribute to their Honorary Bat Girl during on-field celebrations; visiting clubs on Mother’s Day will select another date in May to recognize their winner. Nearly 5,000 testimonials were submitted by women survivors.
The Mother’s Day Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer program is one of several cancer-related initiatives supported by MLB. Others are Stand Up to Cancer, the mission of which is to support the groundbreaking scientific research aimed at getting new cancer treatments to patients in an accelerated time frame; the Prostate Cancer Foundation Home Run Challenge, which helps increase awareness of prostate cancer and raise money for the search for a cure as part of MLB Father’s Day activities; and Play Sun Smart, a league-wide, season-long skin-cancer-awareness program in conjunction with the MLB Players Association and the American Academy of Dermatology.
The Sports Grind Entertainment family holds the fight against cancer deeply close to our heart and supports anything helping stop this deadly disease.