‘Pink Out’ honors university’s cancer survivors


Breast cancer survivors.

Face painting at the game. 
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (March 3, 2014) – The Tuskegee University baseball team held its 2nd annual “Pink Out” game for breast cancer awareness Saturday. The team and fans alike showed their support for cancer survivors by donning pink for the day at Patterson Field in Montgomery. The game was the first conference game for the team and part of a weekend series with the Kentucky State University Thorobreds. 

The day of festivities included giveaways, prizes, and face painting by Tuskegee cheerleaders. Christel August Haygood, Miss Tuskegee University 2009-2010 and a breast cancer survivor, threw the game’s first pitch. After the Golden Tigers swept to a 28-3 victory over the Thorobreds, all cancer survivors in the stadium released pink and white balloons in celebration of life.

The game was also a fundraiser for the Joy to Life Foundation. This non-profit organization based in Alabama helps fund mammograms and other breast cancer screenings for the medically underserved.

To read more about Joy to Life, go to: www.joytolife.org. To make a donation online, go to:
https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/JoytoLife/OnlineDonation.html. To read more about the Golden Tigers baseball game, go to:

Tuskegee University baseball team poses with Tuskegee breast cancer survivors.

Pink and white balloons released at the game.

© 2014 Tuskegee University

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