DETROIT — When it comes to raising breast health awareness that benefits our community, the Detroit Tigers hit it out of the ballpark. That’s exactly what happened when the Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute teamed up for the third annual Pink Out the Park at Comerica Park. In addition to raising awareness of breast health, over $20,000 will benefit breast cancer research.
“We’re extremely grateful to partner with the Detroit Tigers for Pink Out the Park,” said Nick Karmanos, executive vice president, Institutional Relations, Karmanos Cancer Institute. “Because of their generosity, and the enthusiastic fans, together, we’re increasing the awareness of breast health and raising funds to support breast cancer research so that, one day, no family will have to lose a loved one to this disease.”
Nearly 40,000 fans filled Comerica Park on Sept. 12 donned in Pink Out the Park T-shirts as the Detroit Tigers played the Cleveland Indians, winning 7 to 2. Attendees had the opportunity to write the name of a loved one on pink placards supplied by FOX Sports Detroit, supporting someone going through the breast cancer fight or in honor of someone who lost their battle. The enthusiasm for our hometown Detroit Tigers was electric and the support expressed by fans for all those touched by breast cancer was inspiring.
Funds were raised through the sale of special ticket packages; special pink items, such as this year’s Pink Out dog tags; as well as official autographed items signed by Detroit Tiger players.
The community is invited to participate in several other activities supporting Karmanos during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as other year-round events. For a complete list of activities visit Friend Raising Funds Events.
For more information of cancer services visit karmanos.org or call 800-KARMANOS (800-527-6266.)