Take a swing against Breast Cancer.
Breast Cancer remains to be one of the most common forms of cancer to affect women across the globe. It does not discriminate between races or economic stature, nor does it spare mothers, daughters, or sisters.
Luckily, the campaign to end this dreaded disease does not only happen during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Volunteers and survivors continue to spread awareness and raise funds year-round with activities such as Batting Against Breast Cancer.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation held the first BABC event in 2004 in Edmonton. Due to its continued success, BABC events are now also being held in Winnipeg and Calgary. Since then, the event has raised $3.4 for breast cancer research and initiatives.
One in eight Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
The 9th BABC Annual Event will be held at the Chinook Winds Ballpark August 12 in Airdrie, Alberta. This city has been hosting the event since 2010 and continues to enjoy the support of community members and visitors. Together, they have raised over $770,000 in support of this great cause.
Batting Against Breast Cancer is a full-day, family friendly event that takes place in different cities each summer. Each team should have at least 10 members and raise a minimum amount of donations. The fun part is that you don’t have a star baseball player to participate. BABC events feature different divisions to accommodate all skill levels.
The tourney will feature baseball competitions in two different divisions. Non-players can enjoy events such as face painting sessions, bouncy castles and the most awaited marshmallow golf contest. Oh, and did we mention there will be a pancake breakfast?
As always, the focal point of the event will be the Pink Wall. This is where supporters, survivors and warriors will get a chance to inspire and encourage each other to continue the fight against breast cancer.
Coming together against this deadly yet highly preventable disease is the key to finally seeing to its abolition. If you live near the city of Airdrie, we highly encourage you to drop by and lend your support this weekend.
For more information, visit the Canadian Cancer Society website.