MILLEDGEVILE, Ga. – Georgia College softball (16-10, 4-2 PBC) will host a StriKeOut Cancer initiative during their upcoming home game against Young Harris University, Saturday March 9, at 1 p.m at the Peeler Complex on West Campus.
The StriKeOut Cancer program is an initiative of the American Cancer Society and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) to help combat cancer with fundraisers and increased awareness. StriKeOut Cancer provides critical mission outreach, while raising funds in support of the Society's lifesaving efforts to eliminate cancer as a life threatening disease.
Since the inception of the StriKeOut Cancer initiative over 10 years ago, NFCA membership teams have raised tens of thousands of dollars to support the fight against cancer. StriKeOut Cancer also provides a platform for breast cancer awareness as well as women's cancer research.
Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the softball games and donations will be accepted. GC softball player Natalie Lampert's (Marietta, Ga.) mother Janet Hamm, who survived breast cancer last fall, will throw out the first pitch of the game.
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