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'Strike Out Breast Cancer' 2019 to benefit local survivors, research

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Tue, Jul 16th 2019 10:00 am
`Strike Out Breast Cancer` returns. Images courtesy of The Breast Cancer Network of WNY.
"Strike Out Breast Cancer" returns. Images courtesy of The Breast Cancer Network of WNY.

The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN), in collaboration with the Buffalo Bisons and Amherst Federal Credit Union, will present the third annual “Strike Out Breast Cancer” event on Saturday, Aug. 3. This family-friendly event includes a two-hour pre-game party downtown at Cathedral Park, a short breast cancer awareness walk to Sahlen Field, and admission to that evening’s Buffalo Bisons baseball game.

Activities begin at 3 p.m. with a pre-game that will feature food, entertainment, games, photos, and contests for best T-shirts and best dancers. Tickets are $30 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and under. Breast cancer patients and survivors are free as are children under 3.

Proceeds from “Strike Out Breast Cancer” will benefit local breast cancer survivors through the programming of BCN, and will also be used to help fund metastatic breast cancer research.

Breast Cancer Network Executive Director Rob Jones said, “As an independent nonprofit organization, we depend on fundraising and the generosity of our community to fund the important work we do. ‘Strike Out Breast Cancer’ is not just a fundraising activity, but also gives us the opportunity to let people know who we are and how we help all people in Western New York who have been impacted by breast cancer. Plus, we are raising funds for metastatic research, which is a very important focus of this organization.”

Metastatic breast cancer is the stage IV disease that causes over 40,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. BCN has created a restricted fund that donates specifically to metastatic breast cancer research. That fund will benefit from this event.

“Strike Out Breast Cancer” 2019 tickets are available online at www.bcnwny.org or at the BCN offices at 3297 Walden Ave., Depew.

The Breast Cancer Network of WNY, founded in 1988, is dedicated to the education, support and advocacy for breast cancer patients and survivors of WNY. This volunteer-driven organization presents a full schedule of support groups, restorative health classes, education programs, and outreach for survivors and newly diagnosed patients. BCN is a local organization and keeps 100% of all donations it receives in Western New York.

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